Learn how to integrate the first two tools that you’ve learned, and use those tools to make a nice bebop line on the F7 bop scale. Start by playing the first five notes from that scale. Then, approach that last note with the approach pattern. The exact line George teaches in this lesson has appeared in countless bebop solos. The goal here is to learn how to construct this line for yourself.
- Let's integrate these first two tools…that we have toward making a nice bebop line on our F7.…What we're going to do here is…we're going to play five notes of the bop scale.…(hits piano notes)…If we're playing from the root,…we're going to play just the first five notes…of our eight note scale,…then we're going to approach that last note with the pattern.…(hits piano notes)…This already, this exact line has appeared…in countless bebop solos.…
But these are the tools that we'll use…to construct it for ourselves.…Then we're going to approach the root again,…and the fifth, and the root, and the fifth.…This time stitching it all together with the scale.…(hits piano notes)…That's the idea and of course we want to be swinging it.…(hits piano notes)…And you'll notice that I'm finding a way…to put my thumb here on the C so that…(hits piano notes)…So that our standard fingering works.…
Again this is something that,…it's kind of important to figure out…how you're going to finger these.…Learning to finger it on the fly…or kind of finding how you can get at this stuff…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- The blues in F
- Building a scale out of the F7 chord
- The B flat 7 bop scale
- The G minor 7 bop scale
- The C7 bop scale
- Practicing guide tones