What makes a bebop lick modern? We begin by learning about classic bebop licks, Barry Harris, bebop scales, and harmony. Then we dive into shaping modern bebop improv. At the end of the video, I show you my first 10 Modern Bebop Licks with sheet music!
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This improv lesson teaches you a great pianistic (or other) lick to use on V chords. It’s especially useful for solo piano since it can be used out of time to build tension. It’s based on the tritone, meaning you’re using the tonality of the Major chord exactly 3 whole steps away from the tonic.