Dominant Bebop Scale Piano Reference With Notes & Intervals

    🎹 The dominant bebop scale, also known as the seventh diminished scale, is a 8-note scale used mainly for jazz soloing and improvisation. Based on the Mixolydian mode, the dominant bebop scale adds a passing tone between the 7th scale degree and the root of the Mixolydian scale.

    Here you'll find an interactive piano reference for the dominant bebop scale with notes on the piano keyboard, intervals and scale formula.

    See also the major bebop scale and minor bebop scale.

    Dominant Bebop Scale Intervals

    The intervals of the dominant bebop scale are:


      Dominant Bebop Scale Formula

      The formula for the dominant bebop scale is: W, W, h, W, W, h, h, h

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      W: Whole step, h: Half step (semitone)


      Dominant Bebop Scales Note Chart

      C
      C♯
      D
      D♯
      E
      F
      F♯
      G
      G♯
      A
      A♯
      B

      And now here are interactive piano keyboard layouts, one for each key, where you can hear the dominant bebop scales being played up and down:

      C Dominant Bebop Scale

      notes:

      C♯ Dominant Bebop Scale

      notes:

      D Dominant Bebop Scale

      notes:

      D♯ Dominant Bebop Scale

      notes:

      E Dominant Bebop Scale

      notes:

      F Dominant Bebop Scale

      notes:

      F♯ Dominant Bebop Scale

      notes:

      G Dominant Bebop Scale

      notes:

      G♯ Dominant Bebop Scale

      notes:

      A Dominant Bebop Scale

      notes:

      A♯ Dominant Bebop Scale

      notes:

      B Dominant Bebop Scale

      notes:


      Dominant Bebop Scale Chords

      Here's a list of chord types that fit the dominant bebop scale:



        piano samples

        The piano samples used for this dominant bebop scale reference are from “Salamander Grand Piano V3” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.


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