Bebop – how to get the sound – Chromatic approach notes explained
In the 40’s and 50’s bebop music was invented.
Nobody of course sat down and invented bebop, but at the same time more people were practicing jazz music and figuring how to play extensively over chord progressions.
The development of the playing of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Grant Green, and many more resulted in a new style bebop.
Simply said is the bebop music directed towards more eighth note lines and more chromaticism in the lines.
Coming up in this video:
Understanding the chromatic approach principles of bebop.
Use chromatic approach notes and fit in a chord scale relation.
Get two examples on II-V-I lines using chromatic approach notes – played and analysed.
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00:00 Bebop – how to get the sound – Chromatic approach notes explained
00:40 Søren Ballegaard is playing “Ill remember April”
00:58 Coming up in this video:
01:22 Søren Ballegaard Saxophone lessons
01:40 What is a chromatic approach note?
02:04 Understanding the chromatic approach note
03:52 32 chromatic approach note structures and 20 chromatic approach note II-V-I licks
04:20 Fitting the chromatic approach in a chord scale relation
06:08 Two (chromatic) approach notes
07:31 Two II-V-I licks using chromatic approach notes
07:47 1st lick played
08:49 the second II-V-I Lick
08:56 2nd lick played
10:06 Great tip
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