Bebop scales contain an extra chromatic passing note creating an 8 note scale.
Why is this?
In the example below you will see how the added chromatic passing note makes the scale rhythmically logical.
1 3 5 7th notes of the chord [C E G B flat] are all “On” the beat whereas the “non chord tones” D F A B natural are played “Off” the beat.
DORIAN BEBOP SCALE: 8NOTE JAZZ SCALE
G Dorian BeBop scale
Dorian BeBop scale jazz improvisation example/lick
Major and Melodic Minor Bebop Scales
Major Bebop scale
C Major BeBop scale jazz improvisation example/lick
Minor Bebop scale
Minor BeBop scale jazz improvisation example/lick
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