The Melodic Language of Bebop 

Bebop is the term used to describe the new movement of jazz from the mid 40s.  Characterised by its fast tempos, complex harmony and intricate melodies.  Bebop has become the language for modern jazz.  It is therefore very important to know how to play bebop if you want to be taken seriously in the world of modern jazz.  Bebop is by no means formulaic but there are some techniques that can be used to help you understand and develop your bebop playing.