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Let's deconstruct Ray Charles' masterful arrangement of America the Beautiful to understand the history and harmony behind this great song, and how Ray uses music to inspire us to come together for a better America.
Barry Harris' 6th diminished scale provides a simple to understand explanation of jazz (especially bebop) harmony. But just because it's simple to understand, doesn't mean it's easy. This video shows real world examples of the scale in action, and provides you with practice techniques.
10 different ways to voice dominant 7th chords on the piano, including altered dominant voicings from Barry Harris.
Brad Mehldau's interpretation of Blackbird (Lennon / McCartney) from Art of the Trio in 1996.
Oscar Peterson's recording of C Jam Blues is one of the great bebop standards. In this video we explore 5 jazz licks transcribed from that recording.