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  • The Major Bebop Scale

    All of the exercises in this section will be in the key of C major and will utilise the C Major chord structure:

    C Major, Dm, G7, C maj7 or C min, Dm7b5, G7alt, Cm7

    The Major Bebop scale is made up of the Ionian Mode with a #5 or b6 added and can be used to solo over a Maj7 chord and variations such as Maj6, Maj79.

    Here is one fingering that I use for the C Major Bebop scale:

    Major Bebop Scale


    The Major Bebop Scale is constructed as follows:

    R 2 3 4 5 b6 6 7 R

    Or as in the example Cmaj7

    C D E F G G# A B C