Watch the Bebop is Fundamental online guitar lesson by Bill Evans from The Language of Improvisation
I like to describe Bebop music by relating it to looking at a road map. You have all of the guidelines in front of you to follow along. If you look at most Bebop tunes, the chord structure has a pattern you can follow from the beginning to the end. You just have to use your words and sentences that we have been discussing, and tell a story within those guidelines. Look at Bebop as an exercise in learning how to play a solo within a particular series of chords. The chords are already telling you where you are going to go! Use the same ideas I discuss through- out the course while learning how to play Bebop. II/V/I’s are a key element to playing bebop music. Once you get comfortable playing Bebop , this will enable you to become comfortable playing on ANY kind of music ! It’s like an all – in – one way to become a good improviser! Trust me on this.