Bud Powell - Bud Powell-style Bebop lick

Bud Powell - Bud Powell-style Bebop lick for Piano Riff Lesson

  • This is a typical bebop lick over a II-V-I progression.
  • The alt7 on V chord (Galt7) is a common substitution used by Bebop players.
  • Notice how the left hand chords don't use the root of the chord
  • Piano players usually play rootless voicings in their left hand as in the example.
  • This leaves the bass free to play the root.
  • You can hear similar licks on Charlie Parker and other bebop artists.
Tempo: Swing BPM


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Instrument: Piano  (View more Intermediate Piano Music)
Style: Jazz (View more Jazz Piano Music)
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