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Bebop Scales

Frederick Burton (5465) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4

It's fascinating, when soloing, jazz artists have at their disposal a vast arsenal of scales/arpeggios/chords etc that they use without thinking of them. To watch and hear the flowing notes pour out of their instruments is almost art form in itself. Major, Harmonic minor, Melodic minor, Modes, Pentatonics, Blues scales are used effortlessly but in this lesson we're going to take a look at one of the many secrets that separates the good jazz practitioner from the pros.......The Bebop Scale! Many soloist know the importance of inserting chromatics in their solo lines. Not only does it add interest to their solos, but it adds interest to the harmony and it allows for flowing lines, especially those infamous flowing eigth note runs that jazz soloists are well noted for.