Bebop-Dominant Colored Scales

Our Practice Methodology

The primary purpose of practicing colored scales is to improve our technical proficiency on the saxophone through high speed repetition (HSR). For this reason, we will always practice the colored scales at a fast speed: i.e. 240 beats per minute. We will record a two minute metronome at 240 beats per minute, and we will try to complete as many repetitions of each of the bebop-dominant colored scales in 2 minutes as possible. We will start with the Bb scale, then move up to the B scale, then the C scale, so on and so forth.

We want to have fun, play the colored scales with expression and emotion, and be willing to experiment and take risks. We are human beings, we have feelings, and those feelings give us the ability to tell beautiful stories, and to take the audience on a journey with our playing. We want the colored scales to help us to gain facility so our playing sounds inspired, not robotic. Good technique frees us to think less, and create more when we are in front of a live audience.

Let's get started:

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A#/Bb Bebop-Dominant Scale

Rex Djere · 01 A-sharp B-flat Bebop-Dominant Scale

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B Bebop-Dominant Scale

Rex Djere · 02 B Bebop-Dominant Scale

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C Bebop-Dominant Scale

Rex Djere · 03 C Bebop-Dominant Scale

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C#/Db Bebop-Dominant Scale

Rex Djere · 04 C-sharp Bebop-Dominant Scale

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D Bebop-Dominant Scale

Rex Djere · 05 D Bebop-Dominant Scale

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D#/Eb Bebop-Dominant Scale

Rex Djere · 06 D-sharp Bebop-Dominant Scale

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E Bebop-Dominant Scale

Rex Djere · 07 E Bebop-Dominant Scale

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F Bebop-Dominant Scale

Rex Djere · 08 F Bebop-Dominant Scale

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F#/Gb Bebop-Dominant Scale

Rex Djere · 09 F-sharp Bebop-Dominant Scale

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G Bebop-Dominant Scale

Rex Djere · 10 G Bebop-Dominant Scale

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G#/Ab Bebop-Dominant Scale

Rex Djere · 10 G-sharp Bebop-Dominant Scale

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A Bebop-Dominant Scale

Rex Djere · 12 A Bebop-Dominant Scale

 

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