Bebop is famous for having solos of long 8th note lines and bebop licks are often a lot of notes. But an important part of what makes the lines really beautiful and breaks up the constant flow of 8th notes.
In this video, I am going to go over some great lines from Bebop Masters like Dexter Gordon, Clifford Brown and Sonny Stitt. The way they use embellishments and construct lines is a great resource for learning and enhancing your own playing.
0:00 Adding Variation to lines
0:50 Example #1 – Dexter Gordon – Confirmation
0:53 Triplet- Enclosures
2:10 Using Chromatic Triplet enclosures in Your own lines
2:30 Example Lick Using Gm7
2:37 Example Lick Using C7
2:43 16th Note Trills
3:24 Example Lick Using Gm7
3:32 Example #1 Slow
3:39 Example #2 – Clifford Brown
3:43 Joy Spring Solo
4:06 Melodic Enclosure (Peter Bernstein’s Favourite?)
4:37 Triplet Embellishment of an 8th-note line
5:15 Example #2 Slow
5:21 8th Note Triplets in Bebop
5:43 Example Charlie Parker – Using A Similar Idea
6:06 Example #3 Sonny Stitt
6:11 Sonny Stitt on Ornithology
6:40 16th note triplet Embellishment of an Arpeggio
7:03 Example Grant Green Using this rhythm
7:18 Stitt Altered Dominant line
7:50 Using this idea on other lines, like Wes
8:09 Example #3 Slow
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