Harris' harmonic and improvisational teaching is based
on the theory that chords come from scales. The scales
at the foundation of his theory are the major sixth
diminished scale, the minor sixth diminished scale,
the seventh diminished scale and the seventh flat
5 diminished scale. Barry's teaching methodology emphasizes
that 98% of the chords we play come from one of these
of Barry's students, Masahiko Uchino, has developed
a tool to display the appropriate scales for any chord
structure that you specify. Give it a combination
of notes for any chord and this tool will list the
scale(s) that can be used in your playing.
here to start the Scale Reminder Tool
If your browser has problems running the tool, click
here to run a different version of the tool that
works with older browser versions.
Uchino also wrote a version that runs on the Palm
III so that you can take the tool with you wherever
remember, attend a live
workshop session for the ultimate learning experience
in understanding the application of these scales.