Be Bop “DOMINANT” Jazz Scale for improvisation

The “Dominant” bebop scale is the Mixolydian mode with the major 7th added to create an 8 note scale that [to quote David Baker] “Comes out right rhythmically”.

In this case it is the C “Mixolydian” mode with the B natural [Major 7th] chromatic passing tone. This makes an 8 note scale. So we have the C major scale with the flattened seventh and the major 7th.

Dominant be bop scale

 

Be bop “Dominant”jazz Scale

Dominant Be Bop Scale

Be Bop “Dominant scale” jazz improvisation double time lick/example.

Dominant Be Bop Scale example

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