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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English Choose a language for shopping. There’re too many things I love about this book to mention in a review, so I’ll end with fkr more.
Top rated Most recent Top rated. Studying the concepts put forth in this book will not teach you a set of hip sounding voicings. 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 G7, but we’ll call it jethod G7 in the key of C anyway because it sort of functions that way.
Suddenly the musical ceiling gets raised and points us back to the purpose behind this book. 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.
Thank you for this book.
Learn more about Amazon Prime. I gave this a well-deserved five tuitar, and I think you should order it now. Eventually the theory is so cumbersome that it is replaced with something simpler and more functional, more in agreement with reality.
There was a problem loading comments right now. I have had the opportunity to be play with Barry a few times over the years. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.
Jarris and Barry have been very successful with the diminished approach. Barry Harris may have done more to publicise these ideas than anyone, but noone owns them – they’re right at the heart of bebop especially Bud Powell and Charlie Parker.
The service on this item ffor Amazon was 1st class and received in less time than originally given. In any case, Barry’s sense of time, motion and rhythm is absolutely impeccable. Either one becomes a “hitter” or, one becomes a “mover”. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.
Well if you yearn to weave intricate harmonies rather than just bash out ii, V and I chords, then this method gives you the metyod harmonic relationships to start making music on the fly.
The Barry Harris Harmonic Method for Guitar
Or is it the other way around? I remember Pat Martino telling me about his diminished approach way back in the 70’s.
See All Buying Options. It could have been a great book if they would have given you some examples on how to use these voicings in different jazz standards.
No disrespect for the author or Barry Harris, harmnic it didn’t make it for me! Imagine, a system for learning jazz harmony that actually embraces the concept of improvisation. He and Barry have been very successful with the diminished approach.
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You have laid it out so beautifully and I am going to work on it. I was disappointed in this book, it remind of the old ” Guitar Grips” books with lots of raw info, but nothing on usage. Everyone should try this out for themselves and see what they think! 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 the fly by borrowing notes between the 6th chord and the diminished chord as you move between them in tension and release.
I am confident that guitarists everywhere who are fortunate enough to pick up this book will thank him again, and again. As I see it, there are two paths for a chord player to go down. I have had the opportunity to be play with Barry a few times over the years. In other words, stop thinking in terms of an altered V chord that shares little in common with the key, and instead start thinking in terms of a parent diminished chord from which you can borrow any notes or chords you like to play over the root of a related dominant chord.