Thomas Berglund
Thomas Berglund
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Billie´s Bounce by Charlie Parker

Billie´s Bounce is a 12 bars Jazz Blues in F and I´m using this chord progression.

II: F7 / Bb7 / F7 / Cm7 F7 /

/ Bb7 / Bdim7 / F7 / Am7 D7 /

/ Gm7 / C7 / F7 D7 / Gm7 C7 :II

The basic scales I´m using to F7 (Cm7) are:

- F7 mixolydian scale - 1 (F), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, b7

- F minor Pentatonic - 1 (F), b3, 4, 5, b7

- F minor blues scale - 1 (F), b3, 4, b5, 5, b7

I see the Cm7 chord as a suspended F7 chord here.(Cm7 = F9sus/C) and same tones works to both chords.

When mixing these scales together you get those minor to major phrases there are very common when playing Jazz Blues in a major key.

The basic scales I´m using to the Bb7 chord are:

- Bb7 mixolydian scale - 1 (Bb), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, b7

- F minor Pentatonic - 1 (F), b3, 4, 5, b7

- F minor blues scale - 1 (F), b3, 4, b5, 5, b7

 

..and to the Bdim7:

- B diminished scale - 1 (B), 2, b3, 4, b5, b6, 6, 7

The basic scale I´m using to Am7 & D7 is:

- G harmonic minor scale 1 (G), 2, b3, 4, 5, b6, 7

It´s more of an altered scale to the D7 chord though. The intervals from the D tone as a root will then be

- 1 (D), b2, 3, 4, 5, b6, b7

I see the Am7 chord as a suspended chord released with the D7 in this situation.

The basic scale I´m using to the Gm7 & C7 chords is:

- F major scale (Ionian) scale - 1 (F), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

In other words to Gm7 it´s the G minor Dorian scale & to C7 it´s the C7 Mixolydian scale

The basic scales I´m using to F7 (Cm7) are:

- F7 mixolydian scale - 1 (F), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, b7

- F minor Pentatonic - 1 (F), b3, 4, 5, b7

- F minor blues scale - 1 (F), b3, 4, b5, 5, b7

The transcribed lines

Instalick no 66  Two jazz Blues licks from Billies Bounce.jpg

If you are interested in going deeper in the Jazz Blues playing I have a course to purchase in the topic. Follow the link to my web store below. Playing the Jazz Blues course

Good Luck!

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PaulJones9
@pauljones   5 months ago
Dope solo! it's the perfect blend of bluesy and jazzy. Thanks for sharing!
Thomas Berglund
@thomas-berglund   5 months ago
Makes me glad you like it Paul! Thanks!
Nidzan
@nidzan   4 months ago
A very cool easygoing tune,very useful lesson and the slower part of the video really helps when practicing.
Thomas Berglund
@thomas-berglund   4 months ago
Glad you like it and that it´s useful! Thanks for comment!
Makko
@makko   2 months ago
Thank you a lot! Lessons like that are very useful. Especially to me, a guy that wants to play jazz even if he studied only classical! Will wait for more! big up
Thomas Berglund
@thomas-berglund   2 months ago
Good it´s useful for you and thanks for comment!
Joseph Lopez
@josephlopez   one month ago
Yes, I agree, this is quite useful for any guitar player who wants to expand their jazz vocabulary. Keep posting more of these videos, please!
Thomas Berglund
@thomas-berglund   one month ago
Thanks Joseph and I will keep on posting for sure!