D Dorian Bebop scale

D Dorian Bebop scale for guitar.
The D Dorian Bebop is an eight-note scale. Colored circles in the diagram mark the notes in the scale with darker color highlighting the root notes. In the fretboard pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 10th fret.

D

2 octaves

D Dorian Bebop scale diagram Notes: D - E - F - F# - G - A - B - C Intervals: 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 Type: Octatonic 

The scale displayed with its numeric formula, intervals and scale degrees.

Formula Notes
1 D
2 E
b3 F
3 F#
4 G
5 A
6 B
b7 C

The D Dorian Bebop scale consists of eight notes. These can be described as steps on the guitar fingerboard according to the following formula: whole, half, half, half, whole, whole, half, whole from the first note to the same in the next octave.
The D Dorian Bebop has the same notes as the D Dorian, but includes a passing note between the third and fifth notes.

This scale is mainly used in the bebop style of jazz.
The most obvious way to learn this scale is to think of it as a Dorian mode with an extra note.

Some of the main chords that are related to this scale are the following:

  • Dm7
  • Em7
  • Fmaj7
  • G7
  • Am7
  • Bm7b5
  • Cmaj7

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of this scale.

The G Mixolydian Bebop scale can be seen as a mode of the D Dorian Bebop. These scales include the same notes but in different orders. In addition, there are also Major Bebop and Minor Bebop.

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