“Mastering the Minor ii-7b5 V7b9 Bebop Scale” is a new approach to learning to play great jazz lines over a minor ii-V progression. If you have worked out of my “Mastering the Dominant Bebop Scale” book, you know that the bebop scale and the “bebop links” that can be added to it can be a powerful tool that can be used to create great sounding lines using the language of the jazz greats from the past.
In this new book, I apply the principles of the bebop scale to a minor ii-7b5 V7b9 progression. I start with a bebop scale for these chords that sounds great and teach you what notes to start on. After that, I teach you 47 great bebop links to add to these scales. These “bebop links” are short melodic ideas that sound great when added to the minor ii-7b5 V7b9 bebop scale. They add melodic content to the jazz lines being improvised while creating new and fresh directions and textures.
Lastly, I show you 12 three note “resolution links” that can be added to the ends of your lines to help you resolve to the minor i chord. These are great pieces of the jazz language that can be memorized so that you will never have a problem resolving your lines again.
Mastering the Minor ii-7b5 V7b9 Bebop Scale
Like all my other books, this book is transposed into all 12 keys. It also includes 24 play along tracks to practice along with in all 12 keys. Lastly, I have included an overview video lesson that goes with this book to help you understand how to use each section for maximum benefits. (If you have bought a physical copy of this book and don’t have the play alongs or video lesson, feel free to contact me via my site at www.neffmusic.com and I can get them to you)
If you have already realized the benefits of the dominant and major bebop scales, you know that these concepts can give you an abundance of possibilities to use over major and dominant chords. Now, these same concepts can finally be applied to minor ii-7b5 V7b9 progressions. Work out of this book for a few months and you will always have an abundance of ideas and lines to pull from over these minor progressions.
I am very excited about this book and hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Steve Neff
211 page PDF book in all 12 keys
24 Play Along Tracks
50 Minute Video Overview Lesson on the Book