Here are bebop exercises 11-21. Learn to play bebop, improvise, build your technique, using these licks. These are built upon the vocabulary of greats like Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and others. Full PDF available HERE.
In this short jazz piano lesson, you will learn the basics for how to improvise (also known as taking a solo) over the chord changes for the song “Donna Lee,” a bebop song composed by Miles Davis and popularized by Charlie Parker.
Scales to know:
Major scale – used on Major 7 chords
Dorian scale – second mode of major, used on minor 7 chords
Dominant scale – also known as mixolydian (fifth mode of major), used on dominant chords
whole-half diminished – used on diminished chords
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