Harmonizing "Fly Me To The Moon" melody using the Barry Harris 6th diminished scale concepts
Hi all and thank you for purchasing my “Fly Me To The Moon” melody harmonization lesson.
I have used Barry Harris method of harmonizing melodies, his 6th diminished scale harmony.
For those of you who are not familiar with his method, please check his workshop videos and the books published.
A little bit about this concept of harmonization:
The Barry Harris harmony approach is a way of thinking about jazz chords and melodies based on 8-note scales.
Instead of using the usual 7-note scales, 8-note scales provide a way for you to discover new and exciting chord voicings. You can use these to unlock cool scale secrets that you can use to build any chord in any key.
What’s A Sixth Diminished Scale?
The name “sixth diminished scale” is weird because music-theory-wise it’s not a jazz diminished scale in the traditional sense.
It’s a scale that combines major scale and diminished scale together. This forms an amazing amount of harmonic possibilities that you can use to make songs super rich.
Playing melodies from this scale creates really jazzy sounds. You probably already know this scale by another name - the Major Bebop scale
Try to practice the voicings of the chords I have played and practice them over the 3 backing tracks I have provided.
I hope you will find this lesson useful. Good luck practicing and feel free to leave a comment.