Watch the Micro-Cosmic Bebop Line online guitar lesson by TrueFire from 10 Guitar Licks You Must Know
Lesson Source: Sheryl Bailey's 50 Essential Bebop Licks
I call this the Micro-Cosmic Bebop Line because from this small gem, you can understand the main principles of chord substitutions and the proper use of the dominant 7 bebop scale. Let's break down all the parts of this important lick: Gmin7 connecting to a C7 bebop scale, connecting to an Eminb7 arpeggio, again connecting to a C7 bebop scale, then moving to a Bbmaj arpeggio. You can use this lick for many situations: Gmin7 C7, Emin7b5 A7alt, and a Bbmaj - all of these and any combination of these chords are possibilities. Take this one through all 12 keys and get "under the hood" here and fragment this to really start to build strong bebop lines.