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Table of contents - The Art of Bebop Scales

                                             TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

                                    PRE COURSE INTRODUCTION

 

Introduction to the Art of Bebop course

  1. Introduction to the course (video)
  2. Roadmap of contents

 

                                    MODULE 1- Introduction to Bebop Scales

  There are video tutorials, demonstrations and of course all musical examples are supported in 12 keys in PDF downloadable format.

 

  1. Background context Bebop Scales Historical (video)
  2. Bebop Scales Introduction - Major, Dominant + Dorian Minor Bebop scales (video + PDF)
  3. Tonic Minor Bebop scales tutorial featuring the Jazz Melodic Minor Bebop, the Classical Melodic minor Bebop (2 versions)
  4. Major Bebop scale Soundslice workout in 12 keys
  5. Dominant Bebop scale Soundslice workout in 12 keys
  6. Tonic Minor Bebop scale Soundslice workout in 12 keys
  7. Dorian  #1 + #2 Minor Bebop scale   Soundslice workout in 12 keys
  8. Melodic Minor Bebop scale  Soundslice workout in 12 keys
  9. Download files from Module

 

                                          MODULE 2 - Exercises

This second practical module features carefully prepared exercises on the Major, Dominant and Minor Bebop Scales for deep comprehension

 

  1. Major Bebop Exercises from different degrees (video + PDF)
  2. Dominant Bebop Exercises from different degrees (video + PDF)
  3. Minor Bebop Exercises from different degrees (video + PDF)
  4. Cycle 4ths Dominant Bebop Exercise  (video + PDF)
  5. Cycle 4ths Dominant Bebop Exercises (soundslice)

 

                                  MODULE 3 - “Deflecting” the Bebop Scale

 In this module we will learn how to chromatically embellish and deflect the direction of the Bebop scale. This is where the fun really starts, as the scales start to come to life.

  • Deflecting the Dominant Bebop Scale tutorial  
  • Deflecting the Dominant Bebop Scale "Back to back" demonstration
  • Deflecting the Major Bebop Scale tutorial 
  • Deflecting the Major Bebop Scale "Back to back" demonstration
  • Deflecting the Minor Bebop Scale tutorial 
  • Deflecting the Minor Bebop Scale "Back to back" demonstration

 

                   MODULE 4 - Approaching the Bebop scale

What is so powerful about approach note technique is that you can approach and embellish anything you like : any type of chord, scale, and even melody notes!!

  • Introduction to Approach notes (video)
  • Introduction to Approach notes tutorial)
  • Approaching the Dominant Bebop Scale (tutorial) + PDF
  • Elongating the Dominant Bebop scale demonstration workout
  • Approaching the Major Bebop Scale  (tutorial)
  • Elongating the Major Bebop scale demonstration workout
  • Approaching the Tonic Minor Bebop Scale  (tutorial)
  • Elongating the Tonic Minor Bebop scale demonstration workout
  • Approaching the Dorian Bebop Scale  (tutorial)
  • Elongating the Dorian Minor Bebop scale demonstration workout


                        MODULE 5 - Longer Nine and Ten Note Bebop Scales

 Now we get in to understanding the sophisticated chromaticism and voice leading that all Jazz master have mastered at some time.This is the voice leading information you need to have under your fingers!

 

  1. Longer Major Bebop scales (tutorial video with exercises + PDF)
  2. Longer Dominant Bebop scales (tutorial video with exercises + PDF)
  3. Longer Minor Bebop scales (tutorial video with exercises + PDF)
  4. Non Chord Tone Major Bebop Tutorial
  5. Non Chord Tone Dominant Bebop Tutorial
  6. Non Chord Tone Minor Bebop Tutorial
  7. Non Chord Tone cycle 4ths workouts

 

                             MODULE 6 - Rhythmicizing the Bebop Scale

By playing around and moving the Rhythm of the Bebop scales we can create excitement and interest and leverage the information we have learned. So in this module we cover starting the bebop scales in different beats of the bar, AND , moving target notes to the off beats

 

  1. AnticipatingFINALTarget Dominant + Major tutorial

  2.  Anticipating Final Target Doms cycle 4ths workouts
  3. Dominant lines featuring Anticipated Final Target Tones

  4. Major lines featuring Anticipated Final Target Tones

  5. Anticipating FINAL  Minor Target Notes tutorial

  6. MINOR lines featuring AFTT

  7. AnticipatingINITIAL target notes tutorial + workout 

  8. Anticipating the Chordtutorial

  9. "Donna Lee"  Anticipated Chord exercises

  10. "What is this thing Called Love" Anticipated Chord exercises

  11. "The Yardbird suite" Anticipated Chord exercises

 

 

 

                      MODULE 7 - Eight standard Solos that feature the Bebop scale

This is perhaps the crème de la crème of the Course. 

In this Module you will study 8 specially written solos that feature the Bebop Scale on Standard progressions including : Cherokee, Take the A train, Donna Lee, What is this thing called love, and Minor Blues amongst others.

 

  1.  Easy Blues
  2.  Afternoon in Paris
  3. Take the A train
  4. Donna Lee
  5. Cherokee
  6. Triplet Blues
  7. Minor Blues
  8. What is this thing called love

 

                                             Module 8 - Appendix

 You will study the further material in the Appendix:

  1. The Bebop scale on ii-7 V7 I progressions in Major and Minor
  2. -7b5 Bebop scales
  3. Altered Bebop scales
  4. Infinite Bebop Scales
  5. Triplet Bebop Scales
  6. Harmonising Bebop Scales
  7. Revisiting the Minor Bebop scales

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