2. Chord Scale

Bebop Scales

Joanne Meegan

October 12/2023

Most music of the Western world uses chromatic scales. Jazz music uses chromatic notes as something characteristic of the style. Chromaticism is very common in the improvisations of jazz masters. The scales are sometimes called Bebop scales.

Bebop scale

The Major Bebop Scale adds a chromaticism between the fifth and sixth notes of a Major Scale.

D major Bop scale
Play the Major Mop Scale in the Circle of fifths 

Full transcription


Play D major bop scale up and down starting from the root, 3rd, 5th, 6th. Make random combinations.

Practice patiently, it takes time to develop muscle memory.

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