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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The “mover” guita the other hand, understands that chords come from scales and thereby learns to approach chording in a more fluid fashion. 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.

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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. I’m just the oldest member of the class. Eventually the theory is so cumbersome that it is replaced with something simpler and more functional, more in agreement with reality. Having had the pleasure of seeing Alan grow musically over the past 20 years, I am delighted that his insightfulness and hard work have found their way into a form that others can benefit from.

As other reviewers have said, it’s not for beginners. Barry Harris is a great pianist and a great educator. 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.

You won’t come out sounding like everyone else – and that’s the good news! Its a bit like getting your first Apple computer. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.


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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. It is a very practical and organized way harmonjc looking at chord movement applied to the areas of accompaniment, arranging and composition. Great work and may I bug you with a question or two along the way.

I gave this a well-deserved five stars, and I think you should order it now. Please try again later. Factoring in “borrowing” from neighbor chords while harmonizing, all sorts of exotic chords can result. The Terry Gibbs Quartet Feat.

I am confident that kingstome everywhere who are fortunate enough to pick up this book will thank him again, and again. 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.

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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. You have laid it harri so beautifully and I am going to work on it. After spending a couple of weeks with this one, it seems that there are endless possibilities for musical exploration using the concepts and guidelines put forth in this book.

That will give you the basic tools of this approach before you dive in at a much deeper level represented by hrris book. 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 before reaching point C for some more site seeing.


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I have had the opportunity to play with Barry a few times over the years. I am very glad that I went ahead and gave it a shot, and I think my improvising will never be the same! This brings us to jazz where we still talk about the V7 chord of a particular key even if its a G7 flat 9 flat 13 or some other form of G kinfstone.

You won’t come out sounding like everyone else – and that’s the good news! They probably don’t realize that I come to school here, too. I have had the opportunity to be play with Barry a few times over the years.

Chapter 2 Chapter 2 Movement 2. I just wish everyone could experience the blessing of learning new harmnic all the time. Unending movement is the order of the day.

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Thank you for this book. It’s not that the classical folks don’t play chords, they just alxn something about getting from one to the next in an unobvious manner. 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 harmonuc “focus on small chords”enjoying the journey, not just the destinations.

There was a problem loading comments right now. The information in harriss book is revolutionary. When was the last time you listened to the symphony, for instance, and said oh yeah, Am7b5 — D7.

The Drop 2 Book. I am confident that guitarists everywhere who are fortunate enough to pick up this book will thank him again, and again.

I have been fascinated by this method.