How to construct and play the bebop scale

Name

This is the bebop scale.

Intervals

How to construct the bebop scale?

Use the following intervals in any order to construct this scale. Start on a specific note on which you want to construct this scale from (for instance the note "C") and calculate each interval on top of it. Afterwards, you will be able to play it on your instrument.

Perfect unison

Has 0 semitones and spans 1 naturals.

Major second

Has 2 semitones and spans 2 naturals.

Major third

Has 4 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Perfect fourth

Has 5 semitones and spans 4 naturals.

Perfect fifth

Has 7 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Major sixth

Has 9 semitones and spans 6 naturals.

Minor seventh

Has 10 semitones and spans 7 naturals.

Major seventh

Has 11 semitones and spans 7 naturals.

Chords

Cheatsheet

Play the bebop scale in any musical key

You can play the C bebop scale with the following notes.

C   D   E   F   G   A   Bb   B  

Sheet music of the C bebop scale.

The notes of the C bebop scale written down in sheet music.

C bebop on the piano.

The notes of the C bebop scale on the piano.

You can play the C# bebop scale with the following notes.

C#   D#   E#   F#   G#   A#   B   B#  

Sheet music of the C# bebop scale.

The notes of the C# bebop scale written down in sheet music.

C# bebop on the piano.

The notes of the C# bebop scale on the piano.

You can play the Db bebop scale with the following notes.

Db   Eb   F   Gb   Ab   Bb   Cb   C  

Sheet music of the Db bebop scale.

The notes of the Db bebop scale written down in sheet music.

Db bebop on the piano.

The notes of the Db bebop scale on the piano.

You can play the D bebop scale with the following notes.

D   E   F#   G   A   B   C   C#  

Sheet music of the D bebop scale.

The notes of the D bebop scale written down in sheet music.

D bebop on the piano.

The notes of the D bebop scale on the piano.

You can play the D# bebop scale with the following notes.

D#   E#   F##   G#   A#   B#   C#   C##  

Sheet music of the D# bebop scale.

The notes of the D# bebop scale written down in sheet music.

D# bebop on the piano.

The notes of the D# bebop scale on the piano.

You can play the Eb bebop scale with the following notes.

Eb   F   G   Ab   Bb   C   Db   D  

Sheet music of the Eb bebop scale.

The notes of the Eb bebop scale written down in sheet music.

Eb bebop on the piano.

The notes of the Eb bebop scale on the piano.

You can play the E bebop scale with the following notes.

E   F#   G#   A   B   C#   D   D#  

Sheet music of the E bebop scale.

The notes of the E bebop scale written down in sheet music.

E bebop on the piano.

The notes of the E bebop scale on the piano.

You can play the F bebop scale with the following notes.

F   G   A   Bb   C   D   Eb   E  

Sheet music of the F bebop scale.

The notes of the F bebop scale written down in sheet music.

F bebop on the piano.

The notes of the F bebop scale on the piano.

You can play the F# bebop scale with the following notes.

F#   G#   A#   B   C#   D#   E   E#  

Sheet music of the F# bebop scale.

The notes of the F# bebop scale written down in sheet music.

F# bebop on the piano.

The notes of the F# bebop scale on the piano.

You can play the Gb bebop scale with the following notes.

Gb   Ab   Bb   Cb   Db   Eb   Fb   F  

Sheet music of the Gb bebop scale.

The notes of the Gb bebop scale written down in sheet music.

Gb bebop on the piano.

The notes of the Gb bebop scale on the piano.

You can play the G bebop scale with the following notes.

G   A   B   C   D   E   F   F#  

Sheet music of the G bebop scale.

The notes of the G bebop scale written down in sheet music.

G bebop on the piano.

The notes of the G bebop scale on the piano.

You can play the G# bebop scale with the following notes.

G#   A#   B#   C#   D#   E#   F#   F##  

Sheet music of the G# bebop scale.

The notes of the G# bebop scale written down in sheet music.

G# bebop on the piano.

The notes of the G# bebop scale on the piano.

You can play the Ab bebop scale with the following notes.

Ab   Bb   C   Db   Eb   F   Gb   G  

Sheet music of the Ab bebop scale.

The notes of the Ab bebop scale written down in sheet music.

Ab bebop on the piano.

The notes of the Ab bebop scale on the piano.

You can play the A bebop scale with the following notes.

A   B   C#   D   E   F#   G   G#  

Sheet music of the A bebop scale.

The notes of the A bebop scale written down in sheet music.

A bebop on the piano.

The notes of the A bebop scale on the piano.

You can play the A# bebop scale with the following notes.

A#   B#   C##   D#   E#   F##   G#   G##  

Sheet music of the A# bebop scale.

The notes of the A# bebop scale written down in sheet music.

A# bebop on the piano.

The notes of the A# bebop scale on the piano.

You can play the Bb bebop scale with the following notes.

Bb   C   D   Eb   F   G   Ab   A  

Sheet music of the Bb bebop scale.

The notes of the Bb bebop scale written down in sheet music.

Bb bebop on the piano.

The notes of the Bb bebop scale on the piano.

You can play the B bebop scale with the following notes.

B   C#   D#   E   F#   G#   A   A#  

Sheet music of the B bebop scale.

The notes of the B bebop scale written down in sheet music.

B bebop on the piano.

The notes of the B bebop scale on the piano.