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    Default Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    For a number of months I've been learning the Barry Harris system for improvising bebop. I think it is a great way to learn this style. I've done a few videos so people can check it out if they are interested. The first of this series is here. Have fun.


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    Video 2 Major Scale Practice



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    Video 3 12 bar blues



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    Video 4 I've Got Rhythm changes



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    Video 5 Barry Harris' dominant scale half step rules


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    Video 6 Dominant "5 4 3 2"


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    Video 7 "Pivoting"


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    Video 8 Rhythm Changes bridge (B) ideas


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    Default Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Very nice. I appreciate your endless efforts.

    I find it interesting, that these "etudes" are universally aplicable (equally well suited for bluegrass).
    Olaf

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    Thanks, Pete - great stuff!
    "I don't want to get technical or anything, but according to chemistry, alcohol actually IS a solution."

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    Here is #9 in the Barry Harris series



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    Here is #10


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    Default Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    This video looks at a very cool Barry Harris idea called 4 related dominants and how you can use them. To my way of thinking, this is one of the most useful items in Barry's system and can add a big variety to your jazz improvising.



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    Default Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Look like I didn't add #11, so it is here, Barry's chromatic scale.


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    Default Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Here is #13, a common jazz device called Tritone Substitution. This one gores hand in hand with the 4 Related Dominants video.


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