Bebop Basics

Course Description

A class introducing the basic melodic, harmonic and rhythmic techniques used in the style of bebop. These elements will be explored over Bb and F blues, using patterns, transcriptions, listening, and individual assignments.

The Bebop scale began to appear in the 1950’s and ’60’s as a way to enhance the flexibility of the major scale/mixolydian scale and create a more melodic and complex sound. Students will learn these scales, along with interesting patterns that will make them sound like pros.