Major Bebop Scale Piano Reference With Notes & Intervals
🎹 The major bebop scale, also called the major sixth diminished scale, is an 8-note scale used mainly for jazz soloing and improvisation. Based on the major scale, the major bebop scale adds a passing tone between the 5th and 6th degrees of the major scale.
Here you'll find an interactive piano reference for the major bebop scale with notes on the piano keyboard, intervals and scale formula.
See also the minor bebop scale.
Major Bebop Scale Intervals
The intervals of the major bebop scale are:
Major Bebop Scale Formula
The formula for the major bebop scale is: W, W, h, W, h, h, W, h
W: Whole step, h: Half step (semitone)
Major Bebop Scales Note Chart
And now here are interactive piano keyboard layouts, one for each key, where you can hear the major bebop scales being played up and down:
C Major Bebop Scale
C♯ Major Bebop Scale
D Major Bebop Scale
D♯ Major Bebop Scale
E Major Bebop Scale
F Major Bebop Scale
F♯ Major Bebop Scale
G Major Bebop Scale
G♯ Major Bebop Scale
A Major Bebop Scale
A♯ Major Bebop Scale
B Major Bebop Scale
Major Bebop Scale Chords
Here's a list of chord types that fit the major bebop scale:
References to major & minor scales:
C majorC♯ majorD♭ majorD majorE♭ majorE majorF majorF♯ majorG♭ majorG majorA♭ majorA majorB♭ majorB majorC♭ major
C minor C♯ minor D♭ minorD minorD♯ minorE♭ minorE minorF minorF♯ minorG minorG♯ minorA♭ minorA minorA♯ minorB♭ minorB minor
The piano samples used for this major bebop scale reference are from “Salamander Grand Piano V3” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.
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