New eBook available

II-V-I voicings for jazz guitar

        

Dominant bebop scale | Guitar fretboard diagrams and fingerings

jazz guitar scalesThe dominant bebop scale is the most popular of the bebop scales, it is an octatonic scale (it contains eight notes). It is widely used in bebop music.  This scale has the same notes as the mixolydian scale including a major seventh, chromatic passing tone between the minor seventh (b7) and the root (1). It is commonly played over dominant chords. For example, in the key of C major , G is the dominant, that means this scale can be played both over G7 and over Dm7 the second chord of the C major scale, very helpfull when you have to improvise over a II-V sequence.

G Dominant bebop scale G A B C D E F F#
Formula 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7 7
Intervals W W H W W H H H

 

Dominant bebop scale | Guitar fretboard diagrams and fingerings # 1

This is the first dominant bebop fretboard guitar diagram and fingerings (suggested).

To hear this scale correctly, it is recommended to play these patterns by starting with the lowest root (R) and to play them by ascending and descending movement.

For example, to play the A dominant bebop scale starting on the lower root you must put your second finger on the sixth string at the fifth fret. The fingering diagram on the right indicates that you have to put your third finger on the root , this is in case you would start from the minor seventh (b7). 

Playing the corresponding chord after or before these patterns is a nice way to bring scales and chords together.

Be sure to play these patterns in twelve keys.

Pattern 1 w/intervals. Roots on the sixth, fourth and first string.

G bebop dominant scale guitar diagram 1

Pattern 1 w/fingerings (suggested)

G bebop dominant scale guitar diagram fingerings 1

Dominant bebop scale | Guitar fretboard diagrams and fingerings # 2

This second pattern has its roots (R) on the fifth and the third string.

For example, to play the D dominant bebop scale using these diagrams starting with the lowest root (R) you must put your first finger on the fifth string at the fifth fret.

Like the previous pattern, the fingering diagram on the right indicates that you have to put your third finger on the root , this is in case you would start from the minor seventh (b7). 

Once again, be sure to play this pattern in twelve keys, ascending and descending.

Here are some Bb dominant jazz backing tracks and a D bebop jazz guitar line to practice.
 

Pattern 2 w/intervals. Roots on the fifth and the third string.

G bebop dominant scale guitar diagram 2

Pattern 2 w/fingerings (suggested)

G bebop dominant scale guitar diagram fingerings 2

Dominant bebop scales | First four bars of a Bb blues progression

Here is a I | IV | I | I | sequence corresponding to the first four bars of a Bb blues.

  • Bar 1  : Descending Bb dominant bebop scale starting with the root.
  • Bar 2 : Eb dominant bebop scale starting with the fifth.
  • Bar 3 & 4 : Bb minor pentatonic scale.

Dominant bebop lick

Dominant bebop scale | II-V-I sequence

In this lick the bebop dominant scale is played on the V of a II | V | I chord progression.

Dominant bebop lick 2

II-V-I voicings for jazz guitar
e-books
50 II-V-I voicings

This printable PDF eBook method contains 50 exercises to practice the essential jazz guitar chords over the II-V-I progression.

11 blues jazz progression for jazz guitar - Pdf eBook
e-books
11 blues jazz studies

This PDF eBook contains 11 guitar lessons with chords, tabs, analysis , explanations and audio files about the main blues progressions used in jazz music.

Mastering the altered scale eBook PDF method booklet
e-books
Mastering the altered scale

This PDF eBook method contains 25 altered jazz guitar licks with tabs, patterns, scale charts and audio files to learn to master the altered scale.

40 blues jazz guitar licks - PDF, eBook, Booklet, method
e-books
40 blues jazz guitar licks

40 easy jazz, blues guitar licks with tabs & scale charts. Printable PDF & eBook method to learn to play in the style of Wes Montgomery & Charlie Christian.

25 jazz soul licks PDF eBook with tabs
e-books
25 soul jazz guitar licks

This PDF eBook is about 25 soul jazz guitar licks in the style of Grant Green, Melvin Sparks. Lessons with tabs, diagrams, backing track & audio files.

10 ii v i licks jazz guitar PDF eBook
e-books
10 minor II-V-I licks

This printable PDF book will help you to understand which scales should be played over a minor II-V-I sequence. Jazz guitar lesson with tabs & audio.

10 II V I jazz guitar licks PDF eBook
e-books
10 II-V-I jazz guitar licks

This jazz guitar eBook pdf contains 10 II-V-I jazz guitar licks with tabs, backing tracks, scales charts. Dorian, mixolydian, bebop and altered scales.

25 half whole diminished jazz guitar licks and diminished 7th arpeggios
e-books
25 dominant diminished licks

This eBook PDF contains 25 dominant diminished jazz guitar patterns using the half-whole diminished scale and some diminished 7th arpeggios.

25 minor jazz guitar licks E-book pdf
e-books
25 minor jazz guitar licks

This printable PDF eBook contains 25 minor jazz guitar licks with tabs, video links, analysis. How to play modes, scales & arpeggios over minor chords.

5 tritone substitution jazz guitar licks ebook light
e-books
5 Tritone substitution licks

The tritone substitution is explained through 5 jazz guitar licks with tabs/notation, youtube video links and backing track links. Printable PDF eBook

Add a comment

Incorrect code - please try again.

Last edited: 06/03/2017

Welcome,

Enter your email adress to receive the newsletter (no spam)

Icone