Major Bebop

BeBop


Charly Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk and the young Miles Davis are only some of the masters of Bebop. Of course you will find the scales they used with ScaleTwister.

With the augmented fifth, or respectively the diminished sixth, the major Bebop scale contains one more note than the major scale.

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When you compare the two scales (transposed in C), you can see that the only difference is the augmented fifth.

 

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hear the major Bebop scale

 

The Bebop scales of the ScaleTwister

 

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Application

The scale fits with the major seven chord and augmented major seven chord. A C major Bebop scale can also be played as a bridge over the following chord progression: Cmaj7- Bm7b5 – E7 – Am

 

Chords

C-Major BeBop-Scale:

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Over minor chords you can also play the parallel major Bebop scale that is a minor third higher than the root of the chord.

Es-Major BeBop-Skala:

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With the Chord-ClockClock on the Utilities color circle you can easily read the notes of a chord.