Bebop Basics for Guitarists

A class for guitarists introducing the basic melodic, harmonic and rhythmic techniques used in the style of bebop. These elements will be explored over the blues, rhythm changes, common bebop patterns and listening.

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.