Hey everyone hopefully some one who knows the answer to this will read this. As a Jazz student I am an admitted music theory dork and I had a question that hopefully will generate some good discussion. In re-reading Michaels lesson on Gypsy theory (the first one) and Michael mentions the bebop scale which I have always wondered about. In the Lesson Michael explains it as a Major scale with a passing tone between the 5th and 6th scale degrees. That consequently is also how it is described in Mark Levines Jazz theory book, but the other day in my guitar lesson at school My guitar professor was working with me on improvising over "On Green Dolphin Street" and the subject of Bebop scales came up and he explained it as a Major scale with a b7-7-8(1). He said it gave the major scale a dominant sound and is good to play over a dominant chord. Michael(or any of you other theory minded cats) can you help me? which is which?
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