Description of the Dominant 7th Bebop Scale

The Dominant Bebop Scale is one of the most commonly used and important scales in a jazz musician’s bag of tricks.

The scale is built by taking the Mixolydian scale, the 5th mode of the major scale, and adding in a passing note between the b7 and the Root to produce an eight-note scale.

The interval structure is: Root 1 – Major 2nd – Major 3rd – Perfect 4rt – Perfect 5th– Major 6th – Minor 7th – Major 7th – Root 1

And in the Key of C the notes are: C – D – E – F – G – A – Bb – B – C

When applying this scale or licks derived from this scale, you can use it to improvise over a dominant 7th chord, such as any 7th chord in a Blues progression.

Dominant 7th chords are found in many tunes in the jazz repertoire and some would say the 7th chord is the foundation of the traditional jazz sound.

So, learning the Dominant Bebop Scale will provide and essential improvisation tool for any jazz musician.


Dominant 7th Bebop Scales in all 12 Keys

C7 Bebop Scale

C7 Bebop Scale

C7 Bebop Scale


G7 Bebop Scale

G7 Bebop Scale

G7 Bebop Scale


D7 Bebop Scale

D7 Bebop Scale

D7 Bebop Scale


A7 Bebop Scale

A7 Bebop Scale

A7 Bebop Scale


E7 Bebop Scale

E7 Bebop Scale

E7 Bebop Scale


B7 Bebop Scale

B7 Bebop Scale

B7 Bebop Scale


F#7 Bebop Scale

F#7 Bebop Scale

F#7 Bebop Scale


C#7 Bebop Scale

C#7 Bebop Scale

C#7 Bebop Scale


Ab7 Bebop Scale

Ab7 Bebop Scale

Ab7 Bebop Scale


Eb7 Bebop Scale

Eb7 Bebop Scale

Eb7 Bebop Scale


Bb7 Bebop Scale

Bb7 Bebop Scale

Bb7 Bebop Scale


F7 Bebop Scale

F7 Bebop Scale

F7 Bebop Scale


 

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