Minor Bebop Scale Piano Reference With Notes & Intervals

    🎹 The minor bebop scale, also known as the bebop dorian scale, is an 8-note scale used mainly for jazz soloing and improvisation. Based on the Dorian mode, the minor bebop scale adds a passing tone between the 3rd and 4th degrees of the Dorian scale.

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

    See also the major bebop scale.

    Minor Bebop Scale Intervals

    The intervals of the minor bebop scale are:


      Minor Bebop Scale Formula

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

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


      Minor 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 minor bebop scales being played up and down:

      C Minor Bebop Scale

      notes:

      C♯ Minor Bebop Scale

      notes:

      D Minor Bebop Scale

      notes:

      D♯ Minor Bebop Scale

      notes:

      E Minor Bebop Scale

      notes:

      F Minor Bebop Scale

      notes:

      F♯ Minor Bebop Scale

      notes:

      G Minor Bebop Scale

      notes:

      G♯ Minor Bebop Scale

      notes:

      A Minor Bebop Scale

      notes:

      A♯ Minor Bebop Scale

      notes:

      B Minor Bebop Scale

      notes:


      Minor Bebop Scale Chords

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



        piano samples

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


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