Four Components of Melodic Construction

Strong, harmonically clear melodic lines are composed of four primary building blocks: chord tones, arpeggios, scale passages and approach patterns. Using an excerpt from a bebop solo transcription, this lesson will describe how each component is used to build a classic bebop improvised line.
Lesson Stats
Date added: 7/15/07
Duration: 14:34
Practice Sessions
Practice Session 1 - Play the Bebop Solo Transcription Excerpt
Practice Session 2 - Identify the Four Components
Further Listening
Hank Mobley is a master of textbook bebop lines using the four components. Listen to his lines on his album "Workout."
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