## Section31.11Harmonizing the Bebop Scale

In The Jazz Theory Book, author Mark Levine provides a method for harmonizing the bebop major scale ($$\hat{1}$$ –$$\hat{2}$$ –$$\hat{3}$$ –$$\hat{4}$$ –$$\hat{5}$$ –$$\hat{♯5}$$ –$$\hat{6}$$ –$$\hat{7}$$ –$$\hat{8}$$ ) with four voices.

Try singing through each part—soprano, alto, tenor, then bass.

Notice that all of the non-tonic chords are $$\left.\text{vii}^{\circ}{}^{7}\right.$$ chords in various inversions.

One hears a similar approach to harmonizing a scale (though without the fully-diminished seventh chords as passing chords) in the following example.