The Melodic Triads Bebop Scale - 6, 9, & 12-Note Options

Dec 09, 2020


What is a bebop scale?

What is a melodic triads bebop scale?

What do they have in common, and what’s different?

 

All great questions.

 

I’m not a scholar on the historical evolution of jazz pedagogy. How the educational styles, curriculums, norms, and sacred cows of jazz eduction evolved through one-on-one mentors, band leaders, and transcription up through printed instruction books, jazz institutions and colleges like Berklee, and now YouTube videos and online lessons… I’ll let the academics of jazz education history write on this topic.

 

What I am interested in is laying out the prevalence of education based around the traditional seven-note diatonic scale and how it differs from the 8-note bebop scale. Just to setup the true intention and...

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