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September 11, 2012


Bebop is all about being able to play any chromatic tone on any chord. Obviously, if we just
play chromatically with free abandon, the harmony goes out the window. Theory dictates that
we place strong tones on strong beats to best convey the harmony. The principle is simple –
these exercises are designed to help you get that theory into your hands and ears.
The exercises should be taken round the keys – but don’t write them out and learn them by


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