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West Coast Blues: Solo Etude

Updated: Jan 20, 2023

I recently wrote a solo etude over the chord changes to West Coast Blues by the great Wes Montgomery. This is an exercise that uses the Bebop Scale and the musical devices that often accompany it. Can you spot occurrences of the Dominant Bebop Scale, a Minor Bebop Scale,, the Bebop Lick, Enclosures, Deflections, Chromatic Approaches, and Altered Tones? While the scale provides the harmonic foundation, the other items create musical excitement. Hope you enjoy learning this one!








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