Hi, I'm Sheryl Bailey and welcome to Essentials: Bebop Etudes. In constructing this collection of etudes, I've shared some of my favorite harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic techniques. My hopes for you are that as you play through these you'll gain insight into ways you can use these concepts to expand not only your improvisations, but your ears and your understanding of the bebop language.
After each performance, I'll break it down for you and explain the key concepts and techniques. All of the etudes are tabbed and notated, with the jam tracks included as well so you can craft your own improvisations. Ready to dig in? Grab your guitar, and let's get started!