Learn how to play in any harmonic situation and create long, fluid lines with this concept of applying the Dom7 Be-bop Scale with a group of chord substitutions called “The Family of 4”

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Course Curriculum

Bebop Flow: Connecting Harmonic Concepts with the Family of 4
Bebop Flow: Connecting Harmonic Concepts with the Family of 4 01:22:00

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  1. Profile photo of David Tardio

    Very Well presented, really useful information

    5

    Great foundation for anyone who wants to learn more about bebop guitar playing. Sheryl does a great job teaching this and there are excellent examples in the pdfs. To me the stuff at the end about using tritone subs in your bebop lines could probably be a separate course all by itself (since learning how to get the tension and resolution right would be so important) but that’s just a suggestion, not a complaint.

    ~ DAVID TARDIO (June 14, 2018)

  2. Profile photo of Az Samad

    Useful, clear and precise

    5

    This is a course that I’ve gone through several times over the years. I’ve actually also attended Sheryl’s live workshop on the topic when I was living in California which was amazing.

    Experiencing it again now, I can say that this video is a real gem for those interested in getting the “flow”. Sheryl Bailey shares her approach to practicing and developing strong sounding bebop lines and gives specific examples to demonstrate the concept. This is a lesson from a real performer so it’s real practical application rather than just theory! Some bebop lessons that I’ve encountered at times tend to be dry and removed from the melodic flow and intensity of the real music.

    The best part for me is the accompanying PDF files that she uses as the basis for the demonstrations. It really helps me to study the ideas, pausing the video after she plays the examples so I can digest the sound and the fingerings for the lines. Sheryl refers to the handouts and this is helpful in pacing as well as creating a clear format for the class.

    For anyone interested in developing bebop chops, this is a good investment to help develop your skills.

    ~ Az Bin Abd Samad (June 2, 2018)

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    Big Thumbs up!

    5

    Just wanted to add my voice to all the positive reviews of this lesson with Sheryl. This topic is something she has touched on over at Truefire, but the sum of the whole lesson is of great value in teaching this idea of ‘Flow’, even if you have seen those snippets. The teaching style, the playing, the pace, are all first rate and I can’t recommend this lesson highly enough.

    ~ Michael Hammersley (March 26, 2018)

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    5

    This lesson is crucial for everyone who wants to approach and get inside bebop language. Sheryl is an amazing teacher, capable to make all the concept understandable. Reccommended!

    ~ FABIO RAMACCI (March 31, 2017)

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    5

    Sheryl lays out the material in a very intelligent & organized manner! Her concept is nothing short of brilliant. It’s easy to understand and implement into one’s playing. Mind you, it does require practice to get the scale & family of four into your fingers & mind. Much easier than learning modes and altered dominat types of scales. Great examples presented through her playing! Video quality is very good – overall, a superb presentation!

    Stephen "Weet"Larcovic

    ~ Stephen (April 11, 2015)

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    5

    I just went through this lesson for the first time. I pretty well versed in theory but this put some things together for me. I shall practice and and try to perfect it. Then order another one of your courses very soon.

    ~ Ron Warren (April 6, 2013)

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    5

    I think this is simply the best instructional video I’ve ever seen. Very practical, very clear, sick lines. Sheryl is just an amazing teacher who not only teaches very well but plays smoking lines too. By the end of the video you finally understand the concept of substitions and how to play the bebop scale.
    Get this !

    ~ Cyriaque MALET (August 22, 2012)

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    5

    This video is great for anyone who’s studied some bebop and wishes to expand on that concept and understand the bebop language on a deeper level.

    ~ phil wilkinson (March 17, 2012)

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    5

    Another great insight from Sheryl. I have been working with the Bebop scales for awhile and were hit and a lot of miss, but this lesson put’s it all into perspective and now getting some great new sounds in my lines.

    ~ Steve Barnette (February 27, 2011)

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    5

    This is a great lesson for anyone who wants to understand the Bebop language with easy and fast. Results are immediately practical.
    Sheryl founded a way to make it really simple and understandable.
    5 chords and just one dominant Bebop scale and you’re ready to go for it.
    Thanks Sheryl you did a great job, we’re waiting for part two.

    ~ CHRIS (February 5, 2011)

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    5

    Sheryl Bailey, in addition to being an outstanding musician and performer, does a great job of communicating concepts to students. Application of the Micro-cosmic bebop line to the family of 4 plus 1 chords came very easily after taking this lesson. I started working the line into ii-Vs in a bunch of tunes my quartet performs. This is how I run through keys, by pushing myself to use new ideas in tunes. The application to tritone subs was excellent. Great lesson…thanks!

    ~ Mark Bauer (February 2, 2011)

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