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    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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    Very nice. I appreciate your endless efforts.

    I find it interesting, that these "etudes" are universally aplicable (equally well suited for bluegrass).
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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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    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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    Look like I didn't add #11, so it is here, Barry's chromatic scale.


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    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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    Barry Harris #14 Tune Up


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    3 more Barry Harris videos, dealing with melodic minor.

    https://youtu.be/pXi2MKqaTsk

    https://youtu.be/MiRsUV1-uKg

    https://youtu.be/mWbnrYIwo68

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    Wow, this is good stuff! Thank you!

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    New York Times article about Barry Harris and his workshops

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    Well, so much for sleeping tonight!

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



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



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    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 provides some great musical ideas that can be used to make infinite lines that fit this progression well.




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



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    Just discovered this thread, what a fantastic learning resource. Thanks for your work Pete!

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