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Bebop Arpeggios - Approximation Note Below

by Ramiro Delforte

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  • Hi GMC! This time I'm making a little series of bebop. I'd like to share the way that bebop players used to elaborate and embellish the arpeggios. Here we will use a chromatic approximation note to each note of the arpeggio and we will use the arpeggios with ninths.

    In previous lessons I've talked about approximation notes from above and below and this lesson is a very good exercise to learn a good way to use them.

    You will notice that I played the whole lesson only with two fingers, I played that way to make it more easy to see the concept.

    The chord progression is: Am7- D7-9- Gmaj7 F#m7 B7 Emaj7 Ebm7 Ab7 C#m7 (Dbm7)- F#7 Bmaj7

    I hope you enjoy it!



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    D major 1.jpg

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