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Bebop Scales how to Understand, Practice, and Use


I purchased Scott's book and think it's not only very well done, but worthy of national attention. It will certainly help me move forward with my playing.
Jeff Lewis -- President of the Tucson Jazz Society

Scott Black introduced me to the bebop scale in 1989. At that time I had a pretty good grasp of the language of bebop and how line construction works. However, what he showed me about the bebop scale and what he learned from Barry Harris at his legendary New York City classes took me to a whole new level! Now that information is available in his new book so that every serious jazz student may see how to unlock the potential of the bebop scale and play better lines. You'd better add this one to your library!
Mike Kocour -- Director of Jazz Studies at Arizona State University

Whether you're a beginning improviser or a seasoned professional, "Bebop Scales" provides some much-needed structure to the seemingly chaotic world of be-bop. With this book, you'll learn how to blaze over changes with more meaningful lines that highlight the sounds which make be-bop so colorful.
Martin Patfield -- jazz trumpeter and graduate student -- University of Arizona

For guitar players studying jazz, this book is vital in learning the full expression of the bebop scale. Prior to work with Scott Black, I had known of the scale but had very little idea as to how to actually use it. With this book you will be able to spell chords with fluid moving lines in the likes of a horn player. I highly recommend this book as a means to fully understand what may be the most important sound in jazz soloing.
Ed DeLucia -- jazz guitarist and leading instructor in Tucson, Arizona

As a jazz pianist and instructor with a passion for the music of Wynton Kelly, Tommy Flanagan, Barry Harris and Sonny Clark. Scott Black's "Bebop Scales" method is the most concise and complete approach I have seen to understand and learn to play this music -- highly recommended!
John Foshager -- jazz pianist & instructor at Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
WHAT ARE BEBOP SCALES?
UNDERSTANDING THE ii7 V7 IMaj7
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
 
CHAPTER ONE -- DOMINANT BEBOP SCALES
     Dominant bebop scale -- arpeggio loop
     Arpeggios used for D-7 G7 two -- five
     Loop exercise
PRACTICE SHEETS -- ARPEGGIO LOOP
     Dominant bebop scale -- scale loop
     G7 bebop scale descending from non G7 chord tones
PRACTICE SHEETS -- SCALE LOOP
     Using bebop scales in one key and on the blues
PRACTICE SHEETS -- BLUES IN f and Bb
     Practicing connecting chords with bebop scales
PRACTICE SHEETS -- BEBOP SCALES IN WHOLE STEPS
 
CHAPTER TWO -- MAJOR BEBOP SCALES
      Major bebop scale -- arpeggio loop
PRACTICE SHEETS -- MAJOR BEBOP SCALE ARPEGGIO LOOP
      CMaj7 bebop scales descending from the 7th, 9th, and 11th
      Major bebop scale - scale loop
PRACTICE SHEETS -- MAJOR BEBOP SCALE -- SCALE LOOP
      Practicing the ii7 V7 IMaj7
PRACTICE SHEETS -- ii7 V7 IMAJ7 STUDIES
 
CHAPTER THREE -- FLAT 9 BEBOP SCALES
      Flat 9 bebop scale -- arpeggio loop
PRACTICE SHEETS -- FLAT 9 ARPEGGIOS AND BEBOP SCALES
     Flat 9 bebop scales -- ascending and descending
PRACTICE SHEETS -- ASCENDING AND DESCENDING FLAT 9 SCALES
     Tonic minor bebop scales
PRACTICE SHEETS -- TWO FIVE ONE IN A MINOR KEY
     iii7(-5) VI7(b9) ii7 V7 harmonic progression
PRACTICE SHEETS - THREE SIX TWO FIVE
 
CHAPTER FOUR -- MELODIC EMBELLISHMENTS
PRACTICE SHEETS - MELODIC EMBELLISHMENTS STUDIES
     Melodic embellishments -- major bebop scales
PRACTICE SHEETS -- MELODIC EMBELLISHMENTS MAJOR CHORD
 
CHAPTER FIVE -- CHORD/SCALE SUBSTITUTION
PRACTICE SHEETS -- SUBSTITUTE CHORDS AND BEBOP SCALES ii7 V7 IMaj7
PRACTICE SHEETS -- SUBSTITUTE CHORDS AND BEBOP SCALES iii7(-5) VI7 ii7 V7
     Creating your own bebop scales
 
APPENDICES
Words that must be understood
Swing
PRACTICE SHEETS - EIGHT NOTE SWING STUDY
MAJOR SCALES
MODES OF THE MAJOR SCALE
ii7 V7 IMaj7 ALL KEYS
COMMON JAZZ BLUES CHORD PROGRESSIONS
COMMON JAZZ BLUES CHORD PROGRESSIONS
COMMON JAZZ BLUES CHORD PROGRESSIONS
COMMON JAZZ BLUES CHORD PROGRESSIONS
COMMON JAZZ BLUES CHORD PROGRESSIONS
BASIC PIANO VOICINGS
PIANO VOICINGS BLUES IN Bb
PIANO VOICINGS BLUES IN F
Bass line construction
Contents for bass line construction studies
PRACTICE SHEETS - BASS LINES
 
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