Dorian bebop scale

Dorian bebop scale | Guitar fretboard diagrams and II-V-I lick | Free jazz lesson

Dorian bebop scale guitar diagram 1The dorian bebop scale (or minor bebop scale) is an eight notes scale (octotonic). It is usualy played in bebop. It is an octotonic scale, it contains a chromaticism, an additional note between the minor third (b3) and the fourth (4).

The dorian bebop scale has the same notes as the dorian mode including a passing tone, a major third (3) between the minor third (b3) and the fourth (4th).

There are two versions of the dorian bebop scale, one with a passing tone (3) between the b3 and the 4th and one with a passing tone (7) between the b7 and the root, this one has the same intervals as the dominant bebop scale.

The minor bebop  scale is used to play over minor 7th chords.

Here are some dorian bebop scale fretboard guitar diagrams and a II-V-I sequence including notes from the dorian bebop dorian, the major bebop scales and a tritone substitution lick.

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