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    Re: 5 string in jazz combo question

    Era of jazz you are playing and what other instruments are in the ensemble are big determining factors. When playing 50s era stuff with piano players, I comp very sparingly. When the piano solos,...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    I highly recommend Barry’s weekly online classes, one for harmony and one for improvisation. 1 1/2 hours each. Best $10 I spend weekly.

    I’ve been doing them since mid May and have well over 60...
  3. Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    A few days off sometimes does wonders...
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    Re: Circle of Fifths

    Do this the same way as the bass. You'll get a lot from it.
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    A move thing Barry likes to use for dominant seventh chords he calls "tritones minor".

    https://youtu.be/LI5l_3PP2Os

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    Re: How much do you practice?

    In the early 80s I practiced between 10 and 16 hours daily. Had a job taking change on the graveyard shift of a self service gas station. In the 90s it was about 4 hours daily. Now in my 60s, I...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Barry's cool chording idea he calls "Sixth on the Fifth"

    https://youtu.be/BOuvvt2IYrI

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Video #32 shows Barry's ideas on what chord scales to use to play over a major II V I chord progression.


    https://youtu.be/b0bEpWxEmxo

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    The first two videos on Barry's harmonic (chord) method. He uses sixth diminished chords for many chords. It's a great system that creates movement and can be used for comping and chord melody. ...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    I don't think there is any "correct" way to do this. Improvisers use material from different sources and blend them all together along with their own ideas to make improv decisions and make their...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    A common Charlie Parker device that Barry calls Chord Up Scale Down. Applied to major scale.

    https://youtu.be/nkSKF_XYpeM

    PDF here:
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Here are some Lady Be Good improvising ideas using Barry's system

    https://youtu.be/BDUjns_PAxE

    PDF here:
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    If anyone has questions, feel free to ask on this thread and I will answer...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Here are two videos of Barry teaching workshops that show what can be done using his method. The lines in the second video are explained mostly in the first, so you see how to use the process. The...
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    Re: Conference Call Jam Session !!

    There was a thread I saw in the last couple of months on some music forum (maybe the Jazz Guitar forum?) where a few folks tried playing with each other using several softwares/hardwares that...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Videos 15-19 have been to set up this video. This explains how to play lines that fit minor II V I progressions. This progression gives a lot of newbie jazz players problems. Barry's system...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Barry Harris for mandolin #19, what to play against a half diminished (minor seven flat five) chord.


    https://youtu.be/GkGRmwTv8Ew

    No PDF file with this video.
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Barry Harris for Jazz Mandolin #18 Minor Sixth Diminished Scale Practice


    https://youtu.be/jm69IVig9og

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  18. Re: How to approach practicing and improvement?

    I really like that "The Practice of Practice" book. Best book I've personally seen on the subject.


    I have 4 videos of practice suggestions you may find useful here:
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  19. Re: Hand position, and proper way to wear a strap?

    In these videos, I show what was taught to me by a Performing Arts Medical Assn doc who helped me be able to play again after severe overuse injuries.


    https://youtu.be/0mDNJnKVO6A

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    New York Times article about Barry Harris and his workshops

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/06/nyregion/barry-harris-jazz-workshop.html
  21. Re: Yet another string thread, but for electric mandos!

    I just started using Emando.com’s 5 string flat wound set. Really like them so far.
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    3 more Barry Harris videos, dealing with melodic minor.

    https://youtu.be/pXi2MKqaTsk

    https://youtu.be/MiRsUV1-uKg

    https://youtu.be/mWbnrYIwo68

    Have fun!
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Barry Harris #14 Tune Up

    https://youtu.be/VPSbn2ERZg4

    PDF file here:
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    Tune Up played by Miles

    https://youtu.be/sUg1Dpsd6fw
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    Re: Improvising

    To build on what Jeff said, improvising in a certain style and improvising in general are two different animals. If you want to speak a language fluidly, you need to do it as others speak that...
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    Re: My pinky won't go where I tell it!

    You may find some help here:

    https://youtu.be/2wyXPyRPE-U
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