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HOW TO USE THE "BEBOP BIBLE"

The "Bebop Bible" will solve two of the most common problems among musicians. 1) The lack of a strong musical vocabulary (licks, patterns, etc.) and 2) How to connect the ideas into smooth solos once they have

been memorized. -

You will notice that the book not only contains melodic ideas to be played over individual chords (major, minor, and dominant) but also a great number of larger musical sentences for chord progressions (i. e., lIm7 V7 Imaj7 and tum arounds. i.e., Imaj7 VI7 IIm7 V7.)

All the ideas are categorized into sections for easy reference and also the starting note (in interval notation) for every idea is given (root, 3rd, 5th, 7th, etc.). This will enable you to use the ideas more quickly in your playing.

One way to give our solos continuity is to memorize musical sentences. The next step is to connect these sentences into paragraphs. Here's how we do it. In the IIm7 V7 Imaj7 section of the book the melodic ideas are grouped according to the starting note of the IIm7 chord (the root of a Dm7 chord is D, the b3rd is F, the 5th is A, etc.). Also notice that the note the IIm7 V7 (Dm7 G7) resolves to when it reaches the Imaj7 (Cmaj7) chord is indicated in interval notation. This is shown because if we wanted to connect the IIm7 V7line to another progression or add another idea, it's important to know the starting note (interval) of the next idea for it to connect smoothly.

MUSICAL EXAMPLES

WORD

C .. M '''1 nna) .

SENTENCE

D--f\.'

it

G: rr (a.ft.,

PARAGRAPH

D~'J

G rr (alt.'

A"l

The lines in the "Bebop Bible" are written as straight 8th notes for easy reading but to play the ideas in a "bop" swing fashion the 8th notes should be phrased like this:

3

Here are some tips for you to think about as you go through the book.

1. Learn small sections at a time, maybe 4 or 8 notes.

2. Play slowly to ensure correct programming of motor skills.

·3. Transpose the ideas to all keys.

4. Learn the ideas in different octaves.

5. Practice singing the lines away from your instrument.

6. Tape the chord changes and play the ideas against them. 7 . Experiment with breaking up the lines rhythmically.

8. Incorporate the ideas into your playing immediately.

AJORIDEAS Starting on the Root

CMaj.'

CMaj.'

CMaj.'

C Maj."

! ----- ---- ......_

------------

.'

,

.

1..

AJORIDEAS Starting on the Root

CMaj.1

C Maj.1

CMaj,7

CMaj.1

CMaJ·?

CMaj.'

C Maj.?

C Maj.1

CMaj.1

AJORIDEAS Starting on the 3rd

CMaj.'J

CMaj.~

CMaj.1

,-

..... '

·"_1"

-. CMaj.1

• ,._,. r .....

C Maj.'

CMaj.1

CM&j.1

c,Maj.1

CMaJ·1

CMaj,1

AJORIDEAS Starting on the 3rd

(Maj.1

CMaj.'l

il ;" ........__ ~ - ~--+-------+------ ~_..,._,______.._--+----.............__ II

• '<"

~

« .j.-

"-:

CMa.j.'1

¢E "

CMaj.'J

C Maj.1

'.

~"

CMaj,1

I: ,_____.__,_~ -- - -----+--_.._,...._~~-..+--....__...______I____I_____._- ....._._.........._

- ~

" , ...

_:."

~" .

.,""

AJORIDEAS Starting on the 4th or 11th

C Maj.,1

C '7

,MaJ ..

C Maj.'

MAJOR IDEAS Starting on the 5th

CMaj.1

( M.y.'1

GMaj~'

Crvlaj.'1

CMaj,1

CMaj.'

CMaj.1

CMaj.'J

C Maj.'

C Maj.1

AJORIDEAS Starting on the 5th

CMaj.?

C. Maj.'"

~

__ . .... .,"""_ ..... ......-.....----t-------~ -- ,.__........_........_ ~ ---__.._.__.___.._..__.___....... ......

C M&j.'"

"

>-

.. ~ .

_.

> ... ..-..-....._ - ~ .......... -......--_...._- --- .....___

..

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C Maj,1

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~ ,._._...,..........._.....___.~-- -......- ............. ......__ ..................... ~ -.-- ...... .....-- ........... --+-......._..~.-.......... ~~ .....

CMaj.1

AJORIDEAS Starting on the 6th or 13th

C6

C6

C6

Co

C6

C6

Co

C6

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< •

I ~ .. :.

\

.~.

"t"".

r:-c·

r

r

.,....

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1.

AJORIDEAS Starting on the 7th

C ~,

Maj.

CMaj.'1

C. Maj. 'J\;.

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.

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. '

CMaj,'J

c Maj,"

AJORIDEAS Starting on the 2nd or 9th

... ..:, ~I'" I·

1-::"''' . ..~

I .

.... 1

" CM4J~

\

.. ._ -

!, ,~:~7;

. ~'fII-..I;.:'o. . _ ~ ...

.. . Ijl[ • _. .

:!" ... . :~_ .• 1 .....

~- _ , " ~ .;".,

. .

oj,:

, .

..... . ..

CMaj.'1

CMaj.1

:;.,.

"'.,.. ~!!:., . ... : . .. ....... , 1-

~:. ..... ;.. .. .-

., '~II-. ,t,__ . .

.. ':.!r _

.. ," ',' '.1'

. ,,:. ..

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CMaj,1

CMajll· ..

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.. {

CMaj.'

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CMaJ.1

INORIDEAS Starting on the Root

D~.

o~.

l1li •

...

n~.

INORIDEAS Starting on the Root

-

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.

:--, ,:' -----

I ~:.:~

.{l'- :

, .

. .- ...

.... -

0-. ;,.

D."u..

D"-.

D~.

o,.,u...

D'mtj.

INORIDEAS Starting on the b3rd

0"- .

...... .. ' ....,.__---~ ---..j""'__'_ -- :------+---+----+-----t-----+---- ~ .....___ ~ - .._._------.-......

.. :-.:

D~.

~ ..

D~·

INORIDEAS Starting on the b3rd

o,."u, .

O'm4..

O....M...

< •

... :;. --- ...... -------------

~. .

O~.

INORIDEAS Starting on the 4th or 11th

D~.

}o-

---

. ...

..

\.. ............- ~~-----~--- ~ -- ----__...--......_........._____.--_.____....~ .........

. ~ .

...._...._----............_~ ............... ~-- ............... ~--

D~.

D~·

\ f ~--.........___.___._-- .___ ---~- ---.---...___...._---...---__.._ ---~- ....... __.._---..r

.\ l . " ~---.--_.___..._--...__~ --~ -__.._..__-------------.....__.~

\.... f

.: .. ~ ---- -----------

I

~ ............... ----------___.

INORIDEAS Starting on the 5th

O~.

o~.

D~.

D~.

D~.

INORIDEAS Starting on the 5th

D~.

D~.

O-m4.

D~.

INORIDEAS Starting on the 6th or 13th

INORIDEAS Starting on the b7th

INORIDEAS Starting on the 2nd or 9th

D~.

\

D~.

._ ... -~-----------...------------

.

DO INANT 7th IDEAS

Starting on the Root

G -,(alt.)

G'1 (at .... )

G- .., (alt.)

G- .., (alt.'

G- 'lea't.,

Go: 'J (a.it.)

._...----~-

(;.'1 (aH:)

~ '1 (alt.)

. G: '1 (a.lt)

G: '7 (alt.)

G:' (alt.)

DO INANT 7th IDEAS Starting on the 3rd

G:_'1

G'1

G- '1 (alt.'

G'1(a.tt.)

G"(a .... ,,)

G'l(aJt.J

G: ~(a't..)

G-'7Calt.J

G; ., (a.I-t .. )

G: ,., (a.f:)

G 1 (a.",,'

G- '1 Cal..,. .. )

Gc'l(&lt .. )

~7{.alt.'

DO INANT 7th IDEAS Starting on the 5th

G'l

(i.-'1

&

--- ""

G'l

DO INANT 7th IDEAS Starting on the 5th

G " (aH',)

(;." (alt,'

G,.,(~J

G" tal"',)

<r " (a.lt~ 1

G1 (al .... )

DO INANT 7th IDEAS Starting on the b7th

G'l

G'1{alt.,

u ~ (a.I-t,)

G- "} (al-t.)

Go -"lealt.'

(;. 1 (alt.)

G'J (al-l'.,)

G'J (aJt)

G"l (alt.)

G '1 (a.lt,)

G1(aft.)

DO INANT 7th IDEAS Starting on the 6th or 13th

G'1

G ~(att.,'

Q..? {alt.,

G-"tatt,J

G'1(attJ

G"Catt.,

DO INANT 7th IDEAS Starting on the 2nd or 9th

G'l

G:'" {aft."

G'" (alt."

GIJ(altJ

DO INANT 7th IDEAS Starting on the b5th

G'ICaH,'

Go1 ("I'''')

G1(alf.,

DO INANT 7th IDEAS Starting on the #5th

G1(~tt.'

G1 (alf,)

,

DO INANT 7th IDEAS Starting on the b9th

G 'I (att~)

b

G1 (a.lt.)

G 1 (alt.)

DO INANT 7th IDEAS Starting on the #9th

G- ., (al-t.)

G'1 (alt.)

. G'I (a't,J

b

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the Root of the 11m 7 chord

The following IIm7 V7 Imaj7 ideas are in groups of threes because they utilize a conunon IIm7 chord idea.

G:'7lait1

C Ma.j.?

D~'1

Root

t 5f.b.

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the Root of the IIm7 chord

C Maj."

C tv1a.j.~

f sr;g,

(~"".)

floot

I A"'.)

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the Root of the IIm7 chord

(alt,}

i 9~

.... '

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the Root of the IIm7 chord

C M a.j.7

Gr7

(~lt)

t 3~

t

9f.b.

-------- "11- ~------

C Maj,'7

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the Root of the IIm7 chord

~, (alt.)

G'1(aff,)

C Ma]. '7

C Ma.j,?

t s-tb

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the Root of the IIm7 chord

G.,{aft)

C Maj.'}

'---~-

1

,.oot

C W1aj.tJ

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the Root of the 11m 7 chord

C Maj.7

f~Jt, )

- ---. ----- .

I

C Ma.J. r:l

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the Root of the IIm7 chord

D""'l'Y\.. '1

L.

C Maj.1

~? (ali',)

C Maj."

i-Ht 5-

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the Root of the IIm7 chord

\ // \/

...

/\

. \

(alt.)

. I

, .

, -

CMaj.7

t 3~

C, Maj.'"

1

Ito of

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the Root of the IIm7 chord

eMai·'

D-vn.'l

£:;..'7 (alf.)

C Maj,'1

t 9~

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on theRoot of the IIm7 chord

D~'1

D~'l

~'1(a't.,

L Maj. '1

G: ., (alt.)

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the Root of the IIm7 chord

C Ma.;.'" (A '7)

C '1 (att,)

CMaj.'J

CMaj,1

t

Roof

C Maj.?

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the Root of the IIm7 chord

O...,_ ,,7

rr

(aft .. l

C Maj.'7

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the Root of the IIm7 chord

D~'1

G:'" fait.'

C Maj,"

f 3t!l

(4tt.)

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the Root of the IIm7 chord

D ._ ..... '1

I',t.

O'nl'7

t~ s-

C Maj.']

...

· ,

· . - _ . .,.

0:

-1'~- \. .

. -

- r-"I"I._ '-','

L • ./

.":~.~

~ '~~.);

.._

.. -.,_

-- _ ....._......._.. .......... ~....._......_ _ ............. - ~..._ -- ~ _....__.............. ,(~~~

, ,.

-------~--......__-------------- ..... --- _......_........ ~ .. ~- .... ;

· .-:"0.

.1 ~ ,

· . ~_....,.

• I _ • _ ~

~ '~

~' .

..... ,....

· ,

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-l=-

I"_' ... :.: .: ·r ~

· ~

: _ .... -..

......

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,- -

- ... I

.;#- .:~

: f;:::' :

.r-

1...__ .... ':

_.:...~:

· '~c:h

,.~

.. ...J'

.-.,._.. ..

"] ·I-"~ _. ~\ .... . [))

· ........ .:.

,'1- - ..... . -.....;.,

.___ .................... _..._ ......... ----......._ ........... ----------------- ~ .. _.~ ..

--~-

t th 5-

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the b3-rd of the IIm7 chord

G- ~ (att..,

C Maj."

f

3~

f

5~

0., - '1

,..,

I

T

5!!t

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the b3rd of the 11m 7 chord

G- r"J (aft)

b'7

Root

C Ma;.'1

Root

(~It)

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the b3rd of the IIm7 chord

G- '1 (altJ

eM aj.'1

__ "'~~II""''''

C Maj. ')

,

5~

S tlt Dr Root .

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the b3rd of the IIm7 chord

(~It) C Maj _'1

- .-- .. -_ ... - -----

C Maj.1

f 5~

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the b3rd of the IIm7 chord

(aft)

C Maj .. 1

D,.,..., '1

t

5~

(a'·t)

C Maj."·

f 3~

....

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the b3rd of the 11m 7 chord

G 7 (a.I.f:J

(; 7 (&,1:)

5~or{Root)

C Maj.'

r S~

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the b3rd of the IIm7 chord

C Maj."

\

\

,

\ .

\

si!

C Maj. '1

3'~

s-

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the b3rd of the IIm7 chord

'alt .. )

C Maj. '1

f 5~

(alf .. )

t S~

C Maj.'1

~-

~ ......... -

.

Root

r

Root

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the b3rd of the 11m 7 chord

(~I't, )

C Maj.'

(al·tJ C Maj ~ '1

f

.3~

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the b3rd of the 11m 7 chord

C Maj.?

( ilf.)

f

S~

,

G-' (aft .. )

C Maj,?

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the b3rd of the IIm7 chord

O ·-rfl1

"..,

C Ma.j,'1

._-----

(&1 f.)

( 21tt .. )

r

3~

1

J~

1

gf!l

s-

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the b3rd of the IIm7 chord

. ...--~-

~ 7 (a,f.,

f

Root

C Maj.?

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the b3rd of the IIm7 chord

b- '1lal.,..)

C Iv1 a.j. '1

C Maj.'1

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the b3rd of the IIm7 chord

C Maj.'

5-

calf .. '

C Maj."

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the b3rd of the IIm7 chord

D ... ",1

.'1

C Maj.?

, 7~ Maj. -

O'r-- ...,

... "

(a't .. )

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the b3rd of the IIm7 chord

D "bL,'1PS

C Maj.'"

r

Maj.1

(alt. )

t

Root

Maj.'

C Maj."

(O-m.'7)

51!t-

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 4th or 11 th of the IIm7 chord

L Maj.'1

floot

5~

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 4th or 11th of the IIm7 chord

0 .. -----r-1

,,-L

C Maj."

G: 'llatt .. )

C, Maj."

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 4th or 11th of the IIm7 chord

C Maj.?

,

t

Mlj~ 1 '!!a

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 4th or 11 th of the IIm7 chord

G- '1 (ait.)

C Maj.'7

51tt , ,

C. Maj.1

1\.04+

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 5th of the IIm7 chord

C M a.j.'1

C Maj,1

(~If.)

b

{a It .. )

b

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 5th of the IIm7 chord

(alt~ I

(ill)

r

s-tl!

r

5{!, or a.,,,t

'~I

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 5th of the IIm7 chord

C Maj."

f

9~

(alt)

./

t

Roof

(alt .. )

C Maj.'1

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 5th of the IIm7 chord

G. 'J (alt.,

C Maj.'

C Maj.~

(alt.)

T 3ri

(c)

IIm7 V7 Imaj7 _ Starting on the 5th of the IIm7 chord

r

calf .. )

C Maj.~

Ca.lt.'

£at-t)

C Maj.'1

(alt.)

(alt.)

.

. .------

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 5th of the 11m 7 chord

G, '1 (&It.)

5-

C Ma.j.?

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 5th of the 11m 7 chord

(a .... )

C, Ma.j _"

C Maj.?

(G1)

(D~"'J)

t./

t;.., taft .. )

i

9-fi'

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 6th or 13th of the IIm7 chord

h' (alt.)

C Maj.~

Cc ,., (alt-)

r ....

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 6th or 13th of the IIm7 chord

C Ma.j.1

..............

fHt 5-

(alt.)

G'1

C Maj.?

(alt,)

..

,

.~ 5-

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the b7th of the IIm7 chord

c.' (alt~'

C Maj."

(alf.)

T

Stlt

C Maj.'

. 911t

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

.

Starting on the 2nd or 9th of the IIm7 chord

{a.It.)

(;,., (alt.)

C Maj.'

C Maj.?

..

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 2nd or 9th of the IIm7 chord

D ..... ~7

I.

C Maj."

(~I·t)

r

Root

0 ... .,

'"L.

(aft)

G 'J (att .. )

5-

C M a.j,1

r

S-fit

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 2nd or 9th of the IIm7 chord

C. Ma.j.'"

(~It.)

O. -fl., '1

4f,.

c;. ~ (~It.)

C Maj."

s-fi.

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 2nd or 9th of the 11m 7 chord

C Maj.'

{alt'

C Ma.j.'

---

s-

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 2nd or 9th of the IIm7 chord

G '1 (alt.,

..

.. ------

C, Maj.?

f

5-tl1

5~

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 2nd or 9th of the IIm7 chord

(alt.)

D'y-rr

,t,

c; '7 (alt.)

5th

C Maj."

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 2nd or 9th of the IIm7 chord

~., (alt,)

C Maj.1

t

3rJ.

------

C Maj .. ~

t

(~'t.)

f

Root

(~It.)

r

Root

IIm7 V7 Imaj7

Starting on the 2nd or 9th of the 11m 7 chord

Calf .. )

L Maj.'}

C Maj.~

(~It.)

(:tIt.)

IIm7V7

Starting on the Root of the 11m 7 chord

(one bar phrases)

D .. ,,'

(G'l)

o -..n,7

IIm7V7

Starting on the b3rd of the IIm7 chord

o. _,__ ...... 1

tt"

Ov-'1

.. "

Ob\.'1

(G'7)

IIm7V7

Starting on the 4th or 11th of the IIm7 chord

.0"",,'1

(G'1)

((;.'1)

Dy-'7

J\..

D--~

"

IIm7V7

Starting on the 5th of the IIm7 chord

D~1

Oy_i

,t"

--------

.. - -

IIm7V7

Starting on the 6th or 13th of the IIm7 chord

(G'1)

0 .. '1

IIm7V7

Starting on the b7 of the IIm7 chord

t

0"",'

r "

0 ... ,...."

.L

(G- '7)

o-w",'1 (Maj_'If1t)

IIm7V7

Starting on the 2nd or 9th of the IIm7 chord

TURNAROUNDS

Starting on the Root of the Imaj7 chord

C Ma.j.'

o "W_,

C Maj.'}

G'I

C Maj.1

C Maj.'l

A"

C Maj.1

O ·fb~ .,

... "

G'1

C, Maj.'7

TURNAROUNDS

Starting on the 3rd of the Imaj 7 chord

C Ma.j.1

G'1

C Maj.7

C Maj."

G'"

A"

C Ma.j.'1

C Ma.j.'

A'1

A'l

TURNAROUNDS

Starting on the 5th of the Imaj 7 chord

CMai.1

G'1

C Mai.~

C Ma •• '

C Mai.'7

A'1

b

c Mai,1

,

C Ma'.-'

....

;' TURNAROUNDS

Starting on the 5th of the Imaj 7 chord

C. Maj.'

A'1

. G-1

C Maj.7

C Maj."

G-1 '

C Maj."

A"

C Maj.1

C Maj.'

C Maj,'l

O --flr'f

t.

. --

IDEA SUBSTITUTION CHART

OVER

o .. .... IDEA ...----------------- .....

PLAY ANY

PLAY ANY

PLAY ANY

OVER

0'3 ,.__--_____ F ' .... 1 PS

...._---- ....-; C Maj_7

.__-------- D7 .. At

OVER

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