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    Here is the next video, a chording device Barry calls "borrowing". It is taking a sixth diminished chord and borrowing notes from the diminished above or below in the sixth diminished chord/scale and substituting those notes into the chord. We can then resolve them or not. A great way to make chords move more. You hear bebop era piano and guitar players do this all the time.



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    My latest Barry Harris video is playing chords for Miles' piece Tune Up.



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    I've been digging Hayes' thread Tiny Moore Tuesday. Tiny had a lot of Bebop in his playing, you could tell he was paying attention to what was happening at that time. Serious Jazz players should learn a number of his solos, you'll be glad you did.

    This and the next 2 videos in the Barry Harris for Jazz Mandolin series looks at the common western swing song Right or Wrong. This video is a chord melody.



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    Next two videos will be soloing and comping using Barry's ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Martin View Post
    I've been digging Hayes' thread Tiny Moore Tuesday. Tiny had a lot of Bebop in his playing, you could tell he was paying attention to what was happening at that time. Serious Jazz players should learn a number of his solos, you'll be glad you did.

    This and the next 2 videos in the Barry Harris for Jazz Mandolin series looks at the common western swing song Right or Wrong. This video is a chord melody.



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    Next two videos will be soloing and comping using Barry's ideas.

    Thanks for the kind words Pete! You're totally right - Tiny was hip to what was going on in the world of bop. This is an awesome chord melody, can't wait to see the next couple of videos!

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    Soloing ideas for Right or Wrong using Barry Harris' ideas.



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    Cool. Thanks so much.
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    Here are comping ideas for Right or Wrong. I wrote these as quarter, half and whole notes to make reading easier, so use your own jazz timing ideas with these voicings.



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    This short video teaches a phrase I hear quite a bit in bebop era improvised solos. I call it "flat seven". Have fun!



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    Video #44 teaches a similar phrase I hear against major chords (major sixth and major seventh). I call this phrase "six".



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    I got to have standards with that beautiful melody or something swinging, bluesed jazz, soulful, funkified etc. Never cared for fusion and bebop was too much on the outside for my likes or abilities. Now that Tiny Moore and Jethro Burns is right down my likes alley...

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    CB - I hear a number of bebop quotes in Tiny's playing form the 50's on. You can tell he was listening to the players of his time. I used to jam with him some at Weiser in the old days. At times he played with a LOT of bebop language, depending on what tunes were being played (and I was a HUGE idiot for not having my tape recorder going).
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    Barry's method of teaching eighth note triplets



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    Barry's method of teaching sixteenth note triplets



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