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PAT HARBISON

Jazz trumpeter Pat Harbison has taught jazz history, improvisation, jazz pedagogy, trumpet, and ensembles at Indiana University since 1997. He has been on the faculty of the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Workshops since 1976. Previously he taught trumpet and jazz at the University of Cincinnati for 13 years.

Jazz trumpeter Pat Harbison has taught jazz history, improvisation, jazz pedagogy, trumpet, and ensembles at Indiana University since 1997. He has been on the faculty of the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Workshops since 1976. Previously he taught trumpet and jazz at the University of Cincinnati for 13 years.

Pat became intent on a career in music in his early teens, when he became a protégé of jazz education pioneer, Jamey Aebersold. Jamey exposed him to the magic of jazz and instructed Pat in improvisation, arranging, and composition. After graduating from the University of Louisville, where he studied trumpet with Leon Rapier, he spent time freelancing in New York City and studying with Carmine Caruso. He returned to his native Indiana for graduate study in jazz with David Baker, Dominic Spera and trumpet with William Adam.

Pat has performed and recorded with his own groups around the world. In addition to being an active guest soloist and clinician and his work as a bandleader, Pat’s credits include work with Ritmos Unidos, the Postmodern Jazz Quartet, the Jamey Aebersold Quintet, the PsychoAcoustic Orchestra, John VonOhlen’s Blue Wisp Big Band, and David Baker’s 21st Century Bebop Band. In over five decades as a jazz trumpet artist and educator, Pat has performed at major jazz concerts and festivals and taught aspiring musicians about jazz around the world. Pat is the author of many articles on jazz and trumpet, as well as several books, including Trumpetology, Technical Studies for the Modern Trumpet and Twenty Authentic Bebop Solos.

Pat Harbison plays Vincent Bach trumpets.

 
LIVE SESSIONS!
Jazz Anywhere Pat Harbison

Bebop Language: Bebop Scales

This course will cover the various bebop scales, their application to a variety of chord progressions, practice methods for mastery, and ways to achieve virtually endless variation on core vocabulary.

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Jazz Anywhere Pat Harbison

Bebop Language: Melody, Rhythm & Style

This course will study the melodies of classic bebop tunes (melody, harmony, rhythm, etc) & melodic and rhythmic development in the improvising of classic “boppers.” An approach to applying tune fragments and common patterns and licks as a core vocabulary for modern jazz ...

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Jazz Anywhere Pat Harbison

Practicing & Mastering the Sounds of Jazz: In Theory & By Ear

For some people learning to play jazz by studying chords, scales, & intervals has gotten a bad rap. Chords, scales, and intervals are simply different ways to organize, think about, discuss, and practice the various melodic and harmonic resources that make up The Sounds of Jazz ...

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Jazz Anywhere Pat Harbison

Back to the Future

This course will be targeted at intermediate to advancing improvisers. We will discuss and apply harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic materials that pushed the boundaries and expanded the creative and expressive palette of cutting edge jazz since 1960. Nothing will be purely theoretical ...

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Jazz Anywhere Pat Harbison

Improviser’s Tool Kit

This will be a course targeted at relative novice through advanced intermediate jazz improvisers. We will explore jazz theory, harmony, melody, rhythm, and style and discuss practice and study methods that focus on application to improvising, rather than talking about music in an abstract way ...

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