A total of four hours of video with a detailed workbook and complete transcriptions in C divided into 5 sections. Includes Barry in classroom and solo performance. Get a first hand, up-close, private lesson on the art of Bebop piano from one of the originating masters.
This professionally produced product comprises over 4 hours of video and includes a 112 page workbook. It is the successful culmination of a two year project to document for the first time, the legendary teachings of Barry Harris. The following areas are highlighted, each presented in a 'clinic' setting:
The ABC's of the jazz vocabulary- The opening section features an in-depth examination of scales and deals with the topic of both what and how to practice. Approx. 60 mins.
Application of the above to key song forms- Presented here are methods of turning scales into unlimited sources of improvisational ideas- applied to the blues, rhythm changes, Cherokee, Indiana and How High The Moon. Approx. 60 mins.
Movable Chords for the piano and guitar- Barry's unique approach to chord voicing and movement is outlined here demonstrated on several standards. Approx. 45 mins.
Focus on the Rhythm Section- Here, accompaniment is addressed, along with the function and interaction of each instrument in the rhythm section. Approx. 45 mins.
Vocalizing - Key points for the vocalist including warm-ups, phrasing, breathing, improvising and presentation are demonstrated and applied to a beautiful ballad. Approx. 45 mins.
Barry Harris in solo performance.