Hi Alan,. Just received a copy of your book. I have been fascinated by this method. He and Barry have been very successful with the diminished approach. Pianist Barry Harris’ method which outlines a more summarized, yet in-depth, approach to jazz harmony. Method adapted for guitar by Alan Kingstone. Thread: Kingstone/Harris Harmonic Method for Guitar I know there is a dedicated Barry Harris thread, but most of it is focussed on single line improvisation. Alan’s book doesn’t really seem focussed on that (although maybe .
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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. He is a living and brilliant extension of Bud Powell. Studying the concepts put forth in this book will not ghitar you a set of hip sounding voicings.
You’ll learn that all of the voicings in that harmonized scale will work over the chord and that you can create new voicings on kingetone fly by borrowing notes between the 6th chord and the diminished chord as you move between them in tension and release.
I think of it as a choice you have when planning a trip.
As well, one realizes that the interesting spots in music, whether you are comping, harmonizing a melody or writing an arrangement, are the places in between the chord symbols. Kingstone’s writing style is refreshing and fun, and the organization of materials allows you to instantly become immersed in Barry Harris’s brilliant ideas, while also making it easy to find, with a few page turns, any particular concept for kongstone and deeper study.
These vertical groups of notes are “hit” or “struck” on the instrument – with no thought to creating movement. See All Buying Options. Well if you yearn to weave intricate harmonies rather than just bash out ii, V and I chords, then this method gives you the simple harmonic guiyar to start making music on the fly.
And our theory then says we need to the play the 7th mode of the melodic minor scale built a half step above the root of the dominant chord.
I remember Pat Martino telling me about his diminished approach way back in the 70’s. An excellent orchestration tool.
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This brings us to jazz where we meghod talk about the V7 chord of a particular key even if its a G7 flat 9 flat 13 or some other form of G alt.
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With these simple relationships, one can now approach kingstpne in a non-static way, borrowing and passing through notes either within a moving harmonized 6th scale or from a dominant’s parent diminished chord. It’s not that the classical folks don’t play chords, they just know something about getting from one to the next in an unobvious manner.
I have been fascinated by this method.
Upcoming Events There are no upcoming events. Or in Barry Harris’s concept you could choose to take a road trip instead, experiencing the gradual transition from point A to B to C, taking small steps and stops along the way Barry says “focus on small chords”enjoying the journey, not just the destinations. It is a very practical and organized way of looking at chord movement applied to the areas of accompaniment, arranging and composition. Imagine, a system for learning jazz harmony that actually embraces the concept of improvisation.
I am climbing out of old perspectives and into new ones.
None of the notes one plays are in the key of C or even in the chord G7, but we still try to force it into our little universe that says everything is a ii, a V or a I of the key we are in.
Barry Harris is a great pianist and a great educator. I am fifty years old and a pro pianist, and Barry talks about and demonstrates an approach that for me is already changing my playing. Its all here beginner to advanced, but the Chordability DVD will handhold you painlessly through the basics and then you’ll really be ready and eager for the deep water here.
Get to Know Us. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. What you will find herein are the structural components, as mapped out and developed by jazz giant Barry Harris, that will guide and aid you on your own personal road to discovery.
The Barry Harris Harmonic Method for Guitar
Last but not least, though developed by a piano player, the approach in this book is even better suited to the guitar, especially using Drop 2 voicings. Great work and may I bug you with a question or two along the way. Please try again later. I just wish everyone could experience the blessing of learning new things all the time. He is truly a master and as you well know he was the first cat to teach jazz in a logical way.