2-5-1 Soloing with Bebop Scales

Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Level 3
12

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to solo over the 2-5-1 chord progression with Bebop Scales.

We’ll begin by learning the 2-5-1 progression along with common chord substitutes. Next we’ll practice 2 left hand accompaniments and 4 common rhythms, and we’ll explore the minor, major, and dominant bebop scales. Finally, we’ll master exercises for connecting scales and targeting chord tones.

By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to create your own solo with the bebop scales.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the 2-5-1 chord progression in every key
  • Play 2 left hand accompaniments and 4 common rhythms
  • Explore the minor, major, and dominant bebop scales
  • Practice 6 scale degree exercises and 3 scale connecting exercise
  • Discover how to solo by targeting chord tones
  • Combine all techniques to master soloing with the bebop scales
Learning Focus
  • Exercises
  • Improvisation
  • Scales

Course Lessons

1
2-5-1 Soloing with Bebop Scales – Lesson 1
19:55

The 2-5-1 Chord Progression

4
2-5-1 Soloing with Bebop Scales – Lesson 4
17:53

Dominant and Major Bebop Scales

5
2-5-1 Soloing with Bebop Scales – Lesson 5
43:52

Bebop Scale Exercise 1: 6 Scale Degree Exercises

6
2-5-1 Soloing with Bebop Scales – Lesson 6
03:56

Bebop Scale Exercise 2: 2-5-1 Connecting Scales Exercise

7
2-5-1 Soloing with Bebop Scales – Lesson 7
07:50

Line Building: Targeting the Root

8
2-5-1 Soloing with Bebop Scales – Lesson 8
07:13

Line Building: Targeting the 3rd

9
2-5-1 Soloing with Bebop Scales – Lesson 9
03:56

Line Building: Targeting the 5th

10
2-5-1 Soloing with Bebop Scales – Lesson 10
05:56

Line Building: Targeting the 7th

11
2-5-1 Soloing with Bebop Scales – Lesson 11
11:13

Mixing Bebop Scale Targets

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