3-4. Chord Scale

Bebop Scales

Joanne Meegan

October 19 and 23 /2023

Concept

Chord Scale

The Chord Scale Theory describes the direct interrelation between chords and scales which do not have independent functions but represent the two sides of one coin functioning in relation to a tonal center.

Barrie Nettles & Richard Graf, The Chord Scale Theory & Jazz Harmony, Pg 10

Technique

Practice one or two keys each day

McWain, Chapter 4
Repertory
IMPROVISATION

Use your own repertory:
children’s songs, folk songs, classics, Christmas songs, etc., as a thesaurus of musical ideas to improvise.

Think simple.

Play Chords

Play Scales

Play Chord Scales

Play Quotes

Play Bebop Scales

Play Guide Tones

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