Bebop Harmony
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Department: Composition/Theory
Course Number: JCTH 4312
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Jazz
This class explores Barry Harris’ approach to improvisation through an in-depth understanding of dominant chords and their importance. Through Mr. Harris’ simple but profound approach students discover the many choices available to them within and moving through different tonalities. Material covered includes dominant seventh scales, tri-tone relationships, diminished chords, whole tone scales, augmented chords, and chromaticisms as they occur in moving between major and minor tonalities. Emphasis is on the practical application of these concepts to common Jazz standards. Students are required to bring their instruments for class participation.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Theory 1B


Open to Lang/Jazz BA/BFA students.

Open to Jazz students.


Open to Undergraduate students.