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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    Like an elephant with 4 trunks instead of one. Oh, great.

    But no tusks.

    I would think of the dominant as the tusk and the

    Weird elephant.
    I would have thought of dominant as the tusks. Each to their own

    But I don't want a b9 sound all the time... too sweet by half.

    So I suppose this is where the 'do what you want' bit comes in. I mean, you can see why this stuff is strange, can't you?
    You always do what you want (or what sounds right to you) when playing, or you should.

    When you practice, you don't. That's why practice is a bore but we have to do it to learn new stuff.

    If you see it as strange, that's one thing. Modern day jazz theory is pretty limited in some applications, focusses towards a certain set of sounds. But do you hear it as strange?

    1940s swing music? This is the style of harmony used in the saxophones very often... George Shearing's piano playing? It is old timey, actually...

    Barry didn't invent this stuff... People where harmonising in parallel block chords while he was still a kid.

    Barry simply took it a bit further. And it no longer sounds old timey because all the sounds are in there via borrowing and so on. And you havemore flexibility because you are no longer thinking in grips. But you start with the block chords...

    (At least that's the way it would be if I could actually do it on guitar. I've kind of given up.)

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  3. #152

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    You always do what you want (or what sounds right to you) when playing, or you should.
    I do, always. It's got to pass my test or it's dumped!

    When you practice, you don't. That's why practice is a bore but we have to do it to learn new stuff.
    Yes, okay.

    Modern day jazz theory is pretty limited in some applications, focusses towards a certain set of sounds. But do you hear it as strange?
    Occasionally, yes, because it is strange. It's not just good jazz with the wrong notes in the right places, etc, it's weird and over the top. Some of Kreisberg's stuff is like that. And I like Kreisberg.

    Barry didn't invent this stuff
    Oh, I know! That's why... don't get me started :-)

    (At least that's the way it would be if I could actually do it on guitar. I've kind of given up.)
    I wondered why you were silent. I think we've got to find what's right for us. If we're any good it'll show.

  4. #153

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    How fast do you do it normally? As a backing, that is.



    Such as? I'm all for unusual combinations :-)
    Depends, I don’t use a stopwatch! just quicker and easier than before.

    Re. borrowing try it for yourself?

    I think there were sounds like that in Joe’s video posted earlier in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop View Post
    Depends, I don’t use a stopwatch! just quicker and easier than before.

    Re. borrowing try it for yourself?

    I think there were sounds like that in Joe’s video posted earlier in this thread.
    Sorry, I'm sure you're busy. I'm not trying to grill you.

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    wish i could be more help; i'm not busy at all lol. I like your playing, rags, would love to see what you could do with the stuff after some work. esp, as christian said, "And it no longer sounds old timey because all the sounds are in there via borrowing and so on. And you havemore flexibility because you are no longer thinking in grips."
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    by the way rags, you should record more of your stuff via video...I can't hear the sound cloud ones at work
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    Sorry, I'm sure you're busy. I'm not trying to grill you.
    no problem, you can get some idea of the borrowing stuff here. I think some of it works, some not so well, but either way it gives lots of possible avenues to investigate, I think it’s a neat principle.


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    OK I had a little go at the borrowing stuff, to see if I could make it sound completely different from the usual chords. Say you were playing chordal movements over a vamp in C minor, in Barry Harris terms you could play some standard Eb6/dim stuff like this:

    x3534x
    x5646x
    x6858x
    x.10.10.8.11.x

    OK now I do them again, but this time I modify each chord by borrowing any notes I like, from above or below, in any voice, from the adjacent Eb6/dim chords. Now I can get something like this:

    x3543x
    x5644x
    x6876x
    x.10.10.8.9.x

    which is totally different, now it sounds more like Allan Holdsworth than Barry.

    I might even use this occasionally if I was playing 'Invitation', sounds kinda cool if you play that sequence and end it with a Cmin69, i.e. x6778x .

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe2758 View Post
    by the way rags, you should record more of your stuff via video...I can't hear the sound cloud ones at work
    Heh heh :-)

    Actually I thought the videos lacked volume whereas the Soundcloud ones were loud enough. Oh, well.

    wish i could be more help
    You could. I can't really see/understand the dissonant stuff on your vid. You could clarify that, if you like.

  11. #160

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    Graham -

    I'm playing it. The first one I get. That x6858x voicing is very hard to grab but it sounds nice.

    The second one puts it in C harm, or Cm/M7... it might depend on the melody, would you say?

    But I see the point. Haven't done the video yet.

  12. #161

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    Graham -

    I'm playing it. The first one I get. That x6858x voicing is very hard to grab but it sounds nice.

    The second one puts it in C harm, or Cm/M7... it might depend on the melody, would you say?

    But I see the point. Haven't done the video yet.
    You can change that tricky voicing to maj7 if you like, I usually do, it is one of the few 6th inversions that is a bit of a stretch.

    I didn’t even think about what the second group of chords are, the aim was just to see what sounds I could get by borrowing, that might be useable. You could comp with them I think, maybe not so much in a restaurant ‘standards’ gig, but if you wanted to get a more ‘contemporary’ vibe maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop View Post
    You can change that tricky voicing to maj7 if you like, I usually do, it is one of the few 6th inversions that is a bit of a stretch.

    I didn’t even think about what the second group of chords are, the aim was just to see what sounds I could get by borrowing, that might be useable. You could comp with them I think, maybe not so much in a restaurant ‘standards’ gig, but if you wanted to get a more ‘contemporary’ vibe maybe.
    Yes, I was just playing the hard chord as a 3-note chord. x685xx. Or xx1313.

    I understand, the second group was an example of how sounds can be changed. I've got it.

    Still haven't looked at the video yet; I will.

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    Seen it. He was making some very nice sounds, no question. But it does seem as though one has to almost start learning the whole music thing all over again!

    He did admit he'd find doing this very hard on a bandstand but, noodling in his room, the possibilities were limitless.

    There's a link in that vid on YT to this:

    ii_V_Barry_Harris.tif - Google Drive

    Which is quite interesting. I don't understand why the ii chord (Cm7) is now a (maj)6 inversion. If we're harmonising the Bb scale shouldn't the ii chord be a diminished and the iii chord be a 6?

    One could say BH now goes back to classic theory and subs the ii for the IV. Why, I don't know. But the problem there is that, in the 6dim scale, the 4 chord is also a diminished! Don't get this. Seems to me that every time the BH thing comes up against classic theory the player just 'changes' it. Which is stupid. really. Either do the new thing or don't. If it falls down in practice why do it at all?

    But the borrowing idea seems clear. We take notes from the two neighbouring dim chords either side of the 6 being played. That can produce a dissonance, or not, but good sounds nevertheless.

    Or maybe you 'borrow' any note you like from anywhere - which is nonsense, of course. Probably depends on the interpreter.
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    Here's something from Jens Larsen. Seems very fair to me. At 16.28.



    It seems every demo vid translates it differently, which means they either don't understand it or they can't do it. They all do the basic thing easily - 6dim scale produces 6 and dim chords - but then it gets fuzzy and they all start doing their own thing. Which, in terms of musical organisation, is chaos.

    It's not 'simpler than classic theory', as is sometimes said, it's unclear and unstructured. It just seems simpler because there are only two kinds of chord. But that is naive, like trying to write Shakespeare with a 12 letter alphabet instead of 26 or something.

    I expect to be told 'If you don't like it, shove off. No one's forcing you', etc. But that's to miss the point. This stuff is extant and needs unbiased examination. In my view anyway.

    We're told that Wes used BH ideas but, according to some, BH himself said 'Wes never used it' - and they played together on some recordings. We're also told that Bach used it... no comment :-)

    You don't have to join in with this, by the way, no one's forcing you

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    I think you misunderstand the application. That google drive doc shows which BH 6/dim scale is appropriate for each chord.

    Say the first three chords on that doc are the first 3 chords of Autumn Leaves, you could play Eb6/dim over the Cm, Gbmin6/dim over the F7, and Bb6/dim over the Bb. You might only have time to fit two or three chords from each scale over each one, depending on the tempo, but you can do it. The point is to create harmonic movement over each chord. So you change the BH scale accordingly. It is like playing lines made up of chords, over each of the original chords. That’s how you get more movement.

    You don’t typically just play only Bb6/dim over the whole 2-5-1 just because it’s resolving to Bb.

    So to create more movement you can do this:

    Over Cmaj chords play C6/dim scale
    Over Cmin chords play Eb6/dim scale (or Cmin6/dim scale)
    Over C7 chords play Gmin6/dim
    Over C7 altered chords play Dbmin6/dim scale
    Over Cm7b5 chords play Ebmin6/dim scale
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    Oh that’s what I do

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    Graham -

    You misunderstand the application. That google drive doc shows which BH 6/dim scale is appropriate for each chord.
    Well, that's not surprising. The doc shows a series of block chords as subs for Cm7-F7-BM7. Nothing about scales.

    Say the first three chords on that doc are the first 3 chords of Autumn Leaves, you could play Eb6/dim over the Cm, Gbmin6/dim over the F7, and Bb6/dim over the Bb
    .

    Okay, decent subs.

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    Did you see my question in the previous post? Here:

    I don't understand why the ii chord (Cm7) is now a (maj)6 inversion. If we're harmonising the Bb scale shouldn't the ii chord be a diminished and the iii chord be a 6? One could say BH now goes back to classic theory and subs the ii for the IV. Why, I don't know. But the problem there is that, in the 6dim scale, the 4 chord is also a diminished! Don't get this.
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    You might only have time to fit two or three chords from each scale over each one, depending on the tempo, but you can do it. The point is to create harmonic movement over each chord
    Sorry, I'm being slow. I don't see where scales come into it, I only see chord subs. Where are you getting scales from? Are you saying the chord sub Gbm6 implies a scale? How? What? What's a Gbm6 scale? If I saw that normally I'd play Gb mel minor.

    Over Cmaj chords play C6/dim scale
    Sorry to put it this way, but is that the same as C maj bebop?

    Over Cmin chords play Eb6/dim scale (or Cmin6/dim scale)
    Normally, if the tune was in Eb the Cm would need a Phrygian treatment. If in Bb, then a Cm6 would do it, either C Dorian or mel m. The difference in sound between those two notes is immense. The natural A note over a Cm in Eb is just wrong altogether. Even if Christian doesn't think so :-)

    Over C7 chords play Gmin6/dim
    Same thing, G Dorian or mel m. Or G dim.

    Over C7 altered chords play Dbmin6/dim scale
    Normally, Db mel m. So are you just saying it's the same but with an extra note? That's the dom bebop idea anyway, isn't it?

    Over Cm7b5 chords play Ebmin6/dim scale
    Exactly, the minor off the 3rd. With the extra note, presumably.

    But this is exactly what I do anyway, and have been doing for years. It's on all my soundclips. And there are chromatic passing notes in there anyway. Whether they're the 'right ones' I have no idea. Whatever sounds okay at the time.

    See this answer to someone who asked what I was playing to something (long before all this came up):

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    Oh that’s what I do
    Barry!

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    I see I've been 'killed'. Oh dear. True though, what I said. Someone's being very vigilant. See how scared we are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    I see I've been 'killed'. Oh dear. True though, what I said. Someone's being very vigilant. See how scared we are?
    Eh?

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    Ragman, in this context the ‘scale’ is a ‘scale’ made up of chords, I.e. alternating 6th and dim chords (or min 6th and dim).

    Honestly it is really difficult to explain this to someone who doesn’t know what the 6th/dim scales actually consist of.

    Here is an example (I hope Alan Kingstone will forgive me for extracting this from his book, I can’t think how else to do it).

    Harmonizing scales-ab2fc87f-7b25-4370-b91e-524150cd9a64-jpg

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    Graham -

    Oh, you mean a scale of chords. Right, okay.

    I do know what they consist of. As your picture says. But you also said there were different ideas for lines. Described elsewhere as for 'horns' as opposed to piano, presumably.

    But did you see my question before? I think that was valid. It arose from the vid guy saying 'BH treats the Cm7 (ii of Bb) as an Ab6'.

    'I don't understand why the ii chord (Cm7) is now a (maj)6 inversion. If we're harmonising the Bb scale shouldn't the ii chord be a diminished and the iii chord be a 6? One could say BH now goes back to classic theory and subs the ii for the IV. Why, I don't know. But the problem there is that, in the 6dim scale, the 4 chord is also a diminished! Don't get this.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    Christian -






    I posted a comment likening criticism of peoples' musical theories to a criticism of religious belief. With all its dire consequences. It's been removed. Someone's hanging on my every word.
    I don’t think it was the musical theories side of it that got it removed.

    Though I would rather they didn’t I can see why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    Graham -

    Oh, you mean a scale of chords. Right, okay.

    I do know what they consist of. As your picture says. But you also said there were different ideas for lines. Described elsewhere as for 'horns' as opposed to piano, presumably.

    But did you see my question before? I think that was valid. It arose from the vid guy saying 'BH treats the Cm7 (ii of Bb) as an Ab6'.

    'I don't understand why the ii chord (Cm7) is now a (maj)6 inversion. If we're harmonising the Bb scale shouldn't the ii chord be a diminished and the iii chord be a 6? One could say BH now goes back to classic theory and subs the ii for the IV. Why, I don't know. But the problem there is that, in the 6dim scale, the 4 chord is also a diminished! Don't get this.'
    It’s just less shit to learn. It’s the same thing so we just to the conversion in your head.

    Call it Cm7 if you like and convert Ab6. Doesn’t actually matter, although most of us would prefer to think of the I chord as whatever it is.

    Same with calling an Am7b5 a Cm6

    That way you have like 2 main scales (4 total) instead of one for every chord colour with a load of redundant stuff that’s repeated.

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    Christian -

    ragman1
    I see I've been 'killed'. Oh dear. True though, what I said. Someone's being very vigilant. See how scared we are?

    Eh?
    I posted a comment likening criticism of peoples' musical theories to a criticism of religious belief. With all its dire consequences. It's been removed. Someone's hanging on my every word.

    Doesn't really matter, although censorship isn't pleasant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    Graham -

    Oh, you mean a scale of chords. Right, okay.

    I do know what they consist of. As your picture says. But you also said there were different ideas for lines. Described elsewhere as for 'horns' as opposed to piano, presumably.

    But did you see my question before? I think that was valid. It arose from the vid guy saying 'BH treats the Cm7 (ii of Bb) as an Ab6'.

    'I don't understand why the ii chord (Cm7) is now a (maj)6 inversion. If we're harmonising the Bb scale shouldn't the ii chord be a diminished and the iii chord be a 6? One could say BH now goes back to classic theory and subs the ii for the IV. Why, I don't know. But the problem there is that, in the 6dim scale, the 4 chord is also a diminished! Don't get this.'
    I haven’t a clue what you’re on about by now, sorry.

    In the video as I recall he said Fm7 = Ab6? Not Cm7.

    Either way, if the chord is Cm7 you don’t play Bb6/dim on it. You play the appropriate BH 6/dim scale for Cm which would be Eb6/dim. You don’t play a dim chord just because dim is second chord of Bb/dim. On each chord you use the 6/dim scale which translates for each chord. I feel like I’ve said this 1000 times now.

    I think in all my posts in this thread I have given as much explanation as I can.

    I am sorry if I wasn’t able to communicate the basic concept to you, I honestly don’t think I can do anything further.

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    [QUOTE=grahambop;989358]

    In the video as I recall he said Fm7 = Ab6? Not Cm7.
    Sorry, yes. But it's the same thing. If it's in Eb then Fm is the ii chord. I thought, on the scale, the ii chord was a dim. That's what your chart shows.

    I am sorry if I wasn’t able to communicate the basic concept to you, I honestly don’t think I can do anything further
    You have communicated it, very well, and I'm grateful, thanks.

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    Duh yes Fm7 not Cm7 = Ab6

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    [QUOTE=ragman1;989362]
    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop View Post



    Sorry, yes. But it's the same thing. If it's in Eb then Fm is the ii chord. I thought, on the scale, the ii chord was a dim. That's what your chart shows.



    You have communicated it, very well, and I'm grateful, thanks.
    Yes so while (and only while) the chord is Fm7, you play chords from the relevant 6/dim scale FOR THAT Fm7 CHORD, which is the Ab6/dim scale.

    You DON’T play the second chord of Eb6/dim scale just because the key is Eb.

    Each chord usually takes a different 6/dim scale. They don’t all follow the same 6/dim scale that the key uses.

    Now I have said it 1001 times.

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    Assuming you know most the substitutions (4 uses for minor 6, 3 uses for major 6 at least) and can play those scales in drop 3 and drop 2 easily on all string sets. Let's even assume you can borrow masterfully to suit your own taste.

    In Alan's book alone you're missing Long-short, expand and contract, four note chords in tenths, Borrowing from the diminished scale, surrounding, Monk Moves, major to minor to minor with the 6th in the bass (less complicated than it sounds), Home and away movements, dominant 7 dimished scale, b5 diminished scale, the 3 diminished chords and their implications

    Other concepts include MAJOR SCALE CYCLING (not 6th dim), using related dominants (you got hung up on no vanilla dominant in the 6th dim scale for some reason), whole tones, The blues/rhythm move Alan taught me in E-mail (and taught in the Howard Reese workshop I went to)

    You're getting hung up on a small part of what he teaches (and to be honest, you're not really getting that yet) and calling it an incomplete theory
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    Each chord usually takes a different 6/dim scale. They don’t all follow the same 6/dim scale that the key uses.

    Now I have said it 1001 times.
    Oh, god, have you? Sorry. Well, even worse, then :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe2758 View Post

    You're getting hung up on a small part of what he teaches (and to be honest, you're not really getting that yet) and calling it an incomplete theory
    You might be right :-)

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    You wordy Brit scribes must think you owe it to Shakespeare to write as many words before you die to prove you have a worthy thought. Seemed like a good thread to post that observation. Turn everything into a boring essay. Don't have to defend every idea about an artform with no rules. Jazz is not proper, so get over it. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic gumbo View Post
    You wordy Brit scribes must think you owe it to Shakespeare to write as many words before you die to prove you have a worthy thought. Seemed like a good thread to post that observation. Turn everything into a boring essay. Don't have to defend every idea about an artform with no rules. Jazz is not proper, so get over it. :-)
    Bollocks

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    yeah let’s stick to discussing pickups and strings all day.

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    yeah, bollocks!
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    Gonads

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    And people think jazz is boring.
    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
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    "Jazz is like life...it goes on longer than you think, and as soon as you're like 'oh, I get it,' it ends."

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic gumbo View Post
    You wordy Brit scribes must think you owe it to Shakespeare to write as many words before you die to prove you have a worthy thought. Seemed like a good thread to post that observation. Turn everything into a boring essay. Don't have to defend every idea about an artform with no rules. Jazz is not proper, so get over it. :-)
    Partly my doing, cosmic, because I asked about Barry Harris' ideas. But it's just the last two pages and certainly not limited to Brits.

    Incidentally, since your PMs are turned off, how's your health? Without wishing to be indelicate.

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    As for the rest of you -

    After that bombardment I thought I'd let the brain absorb the info for a while. Always works.

    Came up with a thought or two - not that I want to bore anybody - and an experiment.

    Basically the thoughts were that the main benefit of all this is obviously in chord melody, not that I do a lot of that. I prefer playing notes over chords. I prefer it, it suits me.

    It strikes me that, in many ways, this is very similar to the way of filling out, say, a couple of bars of the same chord with inversions and dim chords, like G//Am/Bbo - G/B for 2 bars of G. It's more complex than that, or can be made more complex.

    So I did an experiment, which was interesting. I put down the progression

    Am7/D7 - Gm7/C7 - FM7

    and then reharmed it as

    C6/Ebo - Bb6/Dbo - F6

    It's not a vast reharm of chord movements, just to see what flavours the use of 6 and dim chords gave to it soloing-wise.

    I played something diatonic over the first Am7/D7 one, keeping to the chords, and then saw how that sounded over the reharm. Fitted nicely.

    Then I put in some usual b9 and alt subs over the first Am7/D7 one and they fitted nicely too.

    Then I played over the reharm, keeping to those chords, and did the same again. Also with subs like using dim runs and harmonic minors over the dims and usual stuff over the 6s (not deserting M7 sounds either). Also subbing the 4 possible dominant chords for each dim.

    Obviously all that fitted, but then I played them all back over the first Am7/D7 progression. And they all fitted very nicely too.

    So basically these reharms and substitutions work together. Perhaps not unsurprisingly, I don't know. There's also all the stuff that Joe listed out that I haven't done yet.

    If anyone has any thoughts/insights into single-note playing that would be interesting.

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    How about:

    Am7/D7 - Gm7/C7 - FM7

    and then reharmed it as

    C6o/Ebm6o - Bb6o/Dbm6o - F6o
    Last edited by A. Kingstone; 11-17-2019 at 07:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Kingstone View Post
    How about:

    Am7/D7 - Gm7/C7 - FM7

    and then reharmed it as

    C6o/Ebm6o - Bb6o/Dbm6o - F6o
    You're confusing me. Why introduce yet another reharm? I was testing notes that work for the Am7/D7 thing against the simple reharm I did.

    Why have you turned all the maj6s into diminished chords? Diminisheds instead of majors? Since when did a tune end on a diminished chord?

    Or are you saying a dim6 (6o) is a chord? If it is, it's new to me!

  45. #194

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    You're confusing me. Why introduce yet another reharm? I was testing notes that work for the Am7/D7 thing against the simple reharm I did.

    Why have you turned all the maj6s into diminished chords? Diminisheds instead of majors? Since when did a tune end on a diminished chord?

    Or are you saying a dim6 (6o) is a chord? If it is, it's new to me!
    Chord scales, not chords. See above.

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    C6o= C Sixth Diminished Harmonized 8 note scale

    Ebm6o - Eb Minor Sixth Diminished Harmonized 8 note scale

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    See post no. 171 - the term C6o (or C6dim) means the C maj sixth diminished scale of chords, exactly as illustrated in that post.

    For min6dim scale, just flat the third, no other difference.

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    We've had this before and I don't think I'm that dumb, to be honest. When I talked about note-scales you said 'No, chord scales'. Now I'm talking about a chord reharm and you're saying 'No, we're talking about note scales'!

    This confusion isn't my fault. All I did was reharm (a la BH idea of inversions + dim chords) the simple progression Am-D7-Gm-C7-F. I played standard lines over both sets of chords and found that everything I did fitted both very well.

    So are you telling me now that I should be using different scales? I'm NOT talking about chord melody-type playing. I said that. I'm talking about single-note lines.

    Please make it clear whether you're talking about chord voicings or single notes when you say 'scales'!!!

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    We are all talking about scales of chords. Not single-note scales.

    See post 171. That is what we are talking about.

    You are the one who has started talking about single-note scales. That is a different subject. BH has a different system for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop View Post
    We are all talking about scales of chords. Not single-note scales.

    See post 171. That is what we are talking about.

    You are the one who has started talking about single-note scales. That is a different subject. BH has a different system for that.
    Correct, and my post tonight was about - and only about - single note playing. Not my fault. What post were you all answering?

    At the end of that post, which I admit was quite long, I asked:

    'If anyone has any thoughts/insights into single-note playing that would be interesting.'

    That still applies, if anyone can answer it. There's precious little on the net as far as I can see. It's all about the usual 6dim chord scale. In fact, all that has become tediously repetitive. It's as though that's all they know and as far as they've got.

    Do you know there's not one video that I've seen where they discuss 'the knowledge' and then amply demonstrate it in a convincing manner. The guy who does the 'Things I have learned' vids got to Lesson 23 and did his usual crawl around the scales, etc, without any attempt at performance. When someone asked 'Can you play it' he said - after years of studying with BH - 'No, I wasn't at that class'.

    You what? It's laughable. The tune? ATTYA. Good god.

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    Graham -

    Sorry, I'm not having a go at you. I just don't like phonies who want to be big nobs on the internet. You, I respect. You're accurate, helpful, and come up with the goods. You've done me proud on several occasions. And you're no phony. I don't forget this one, when you banged out lovely bebop. I know you weren't playing by rote, it's too long and fluent for that. And I can't think of anyone else here I've seen do it with equal ease.



    So there. Bollox, as they say

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