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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I have had the opportunity to be play with Barry a few times over the years. I was already familiar with the bebop major and bebop melodic minor scales Mark Levinebut didn’t realize that harmonizing them yields these 3 chords!

Its the rare guitarist that can create fr sort of lush solo work that is commonplace in the jazz piano world.

The Barry Harris Harmonic Method for Guitar – Howard Rees’ Jazz Workshops

I am climbing out of old perspectives and into new ones. This site uses cookies. The book doesn’t present a new harmony, but a new way of seeing jazz harmony beyond the confusion of “well it doesn’t have any notes in the key of C or in the chord Baarry, but we’ll call it a G7 in the key of C anyway because it sort of functions guitaf way.

You have laid it out so beautifully and I am going to work on it. He is a living and brilliant extension of Bud Powell. As other reviewers have said, it’s not for beginners.

I have been fascinated by this method. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Studying the concepts put forth in this book will not teach you a set of hip sounding voicings.


I think there is a lot of info buried in the book, but there really isn’t any examples to help the reader understand how to apply. Or is aaln the other way around?

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In particular, I was amazed that the majority of bebop could be contained within just three chords: I have had the opportunity to play with Barry a few times over the years.

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. Studying the concepts put forth in this book will not teach you a set of hip sounding voicings.

What I mean is that a theory works for a while, but as our knowledge progresses, that same theory becomes bogged down with more and more addendum and exceptions to keep it in agreement with known reality. 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. Three-Note Voicings and Beyond. I think the ideas presented here are good and clever, but not the only way to understand harmony and bebop hopefully!

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. 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. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I have been fascinated by this method. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I have a strong musical background, and was very skeptical at first about the Barry Harris method in general.

This is where Barry Harris comes in. He is truly a master and as you well know he was the first cat to teach jazz in a logical way. You could board a jet plane at point A, zone out for a while in the generic looking cabin, step off at point B to take in a meal and a concert, and then fly on another generic jet where you zone out for another 2 hours kingstobe reaching point C for some more site guitra.


Finally after all these years I’m finally seeing how to put it all together in a way that is musical.

When was the last time you listened to the gkitar, for instance, and said oh yeah, Am7b5 — D7. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

The Barry Harris Harmonic Method for Guitar

Berliner, University of Chicago Press Its a bit like getting your first Apple computer. I am confident that guitarists everywhere who are fortunate enough to pick up this book will thank him again, and again.

No disrespect for the author or Barry Harris, but it didn’t make it for me! Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. Chapter 4 Chapter 4 Practicing the Scales 4. Great work and may I kingtsone you with a question or two along the way.

The “hitter” sits up and works out a couple of beautiful sounding voicings for each kind of chord or worse, learns someone else’s from a method book – and from that point on, plays them exactly the same way.

I remember Pat Martino telling me about his diminished approach way back in the 70’s.