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The Origin of the Four Important Chord Types and Their Scales

An Overview of the Barry Harris Harmonic Principles


by Fiona Bicket

Previous study of “The Barry Harris Approach to Improvised lines and Harmony: An Introduction” 

is recommended (view here).

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Author’s Note

About the Author

Section 1: IN THE BEGINNING

Section 2: THE 4 IMPORTANT CHORD TYPES

2.1: FINDING THE SCALE UNDERLYING THE FOUR IMPORTANT CHORD TYPES

2.2: FINDING FOUR IMPORTANT CHORD TYPES FROM THIS DIMINISHED SCALE

2.2.1: The Major Sixth Chord

2.2.2: The Minor Sixth Chord

2.2.3: The Dominant Seventh Chord

2.2.4: The Dominant Seventh Flat Five Chord

2.2.5: To Summarize

Section 3: WHAT IS MISSING?

Section 4: THE FOUR IMPORTANT SCALES

4.1: C Major Sixth Diminished Scale

4.2: C Minor Sixth Diminished Scale

4.3: C Seventh Diminished Scale

4.4: C Seventh Flat Five Diminished Scale

Section 5: THE EXTENDED FAMILY

Section 6: CONCLUSION

APPENDIX

WHOLE TONE TO DIMINISHED EXAMPLES

MORE EXAMPLES FOR THE DOMINANT SEVENTH DIMINISHED SCALES

This 20-page document is an overview of Barry Harris’ harmonic principles, and describes the way he derives the four important chord types and their scales. It includes an appendix with musical examples using these chords and scales, written for the piano. 

Language: English – $20.00


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