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    Re: Covid-19 is keeping me busy in my shop!

    Those look great John. Your instruments sound great and are a terrific value! :mandosmiley:
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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: Improv From Scratch

    The next videos in the series will be looking at what to play on minor chords.


    https://youtu.be/kt_pEQwvkOg
    No PDF with this one



    https://youtu.be/PsKYPemjRY8
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    Re: New Blackstar battery amp

    Is this better than other battery amps out there like the Roland? All of these I've tried distort badly once you get a little above conversation volume. Terrible if you want clean sounds at...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    I watch those quite often. Always picking up new ideas from them. The two "Blues with the horns" videos really show what you can learn from this method.
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Barry Harris is doing an online virtual workshop Saturday. You can see details here:

    http://www.localendar.com/public/BHJazzCalendar
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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

    Video #31 shows Barry's ideas on what to play for dominant seventh chords on a tune.

    https://youtu.be/WWtXz5qsc7c

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Video #30 shows Barry's ideas of what to play against major sixth, major seventh and minor seventh chords in a tune.


    https://youtu.be/e3ympri1YqY

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Perry, if you can find that video, I'd love to see it as I'm sure others would.

    Dave was in the mando contest at Winfield the 2 times I went in the early 80s and we played a good bit together, I...
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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

    Two videos on diminished. First diminished scale.

    https://youtu.be/25GGG9I4MLU

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    Diminished Arpeggio practice here.

    https://youtu.be/grV3LvzedqA
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Chord up scale down for tonic minor

    https://youtu.be/8txL3vhJAkg

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Chord up scale down for dominant.

    https://youtu.be/NLepXfkb_2w

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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

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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

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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: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Episode 21 ideas for generating lines for Autumn Leaves. Stay safe everyone!


    https://youtu.be/sfODV_OHkrU

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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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  25. 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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