im going to be joining my schools jazz group. they have bass, drums piano, sax and now me on the guitar. i can improvise well but i was listening to my teacher playing bee bop scales over a jazz song and it sounded pretty neat. anyone know where i can find these scales? i usually solo with the pentatonic with a lot of added notes from other scales like modes.
Bebop Dominant: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - b7 - 7.
Bebop Dorian: 1 - 2 - b3 - 3 - 4 - 5 - b7.
Bebop Major: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - #5 - 6 - 7.
Bebop Melodic Minor: 1 - 2 - b3 - 4 - 5 - #5 - 6 - 7.

Bolded notes are the added chromatic passing tones that make them.
Pentatonic will sound pretty cool in a Jazz piece, but if you want to learn the Bebop scale it's really simple.

Just add a sharp 6 to the major scale.

C Bebop
C D E F G A A# B C

I'm not too sure about that, I know there is more than one Bebop scale but I'm pretty sure that's one of them. Correct me if I'm wrong.

EDIT: Beaten to it Thanks jones, I could use those too.
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bassicly johnjones just showed you all the really simple bebop scales but basicly bebop scales are just normal scales with an added chromatic tone so you could probably make up your own... dont limit youself
I think the "be-bop" scale is actually the Ionian mode with a tritone, so In C it should look like this.


I'm not sure, but that works even if it's not right.

EDIT: Yeah, hes right, it's a sharp 6 not a sharp 4.
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