Building Bebop Vocabulary Volume 1 eBook

Building Bebop Vocabulary Vol. 1Welcome to Building Bebop Guitar Vocabulary Volume 1: Mastering the m7 Chord.

You are in the right place if you are looking to increase your knowledge of the m7 chord’s role in jazz improvisation, as well as increasing your ability to improvise over this common chord in a jazz context.

By digging into this material, you will not only get a sense of how to improvise over a m7 chord, but be able to explore how some of the biggest names in jazz used this sound in their own playing.

By mixing theoretical study with practical application, you will be on your way to mastering the m7 chord in your jazz improvisations in no time.

Have a question or comment about this ebook? Visit the Building Bebop Vocabulary Volume 1 thread in the MWG Forum.


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Volume 1: Mastering the m7 Chord


Here are the topics covered in this book, which will allow you to improvise over the m7 chord using vocabulary taken from the jazz tradition.


  • How to build and use the Dorian Mode in your jazz guitar solos
  • How to apply scale patterns to both the technical and improvisational side of your Dorian Mode practice routine
  • Explore the Minor Bebop Scale, how it is related to the Dorian Mode and how you can use it to add a Bebop flavor to your lines and phrases
  • Multiple fingerings for each scale covered, including one-octave, two-octave and 3 note per string fingerings
  • Learn some of the most commonly used Bebop licks that apply to the Dorian Mode, adding further vocabulary to your playing
  • Dig into 25 famous m7 Licks in the style of some of the biggest names in jazz, including John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Johnny Smith, Wes Montgomery and Pat Martino



When buying the “Mastering the m7 Chord” Ebook you get:


  • Printable PDF format
  • 50 Page of Lessons and Musical Examples
  • Audio Examples for All 25 of the Licks Covered in the Book
  • All for the price of a few cups of coffee at Starbucks!


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  1. Jamie, May 30, 2012:

    Hi Matt,

    Just thought I’d send you a quick message to say how much I enjoyed your new book.

    I liked how every exercise and scale is extremely well detailed and explained, so there’s no confusion at all. Rather than just giving a scale fingering, you gave multiple ideas on how to make them musical, yet ensuring a thorough knowledge of the scale at the same time.

    The 25 licks were a very cool feature too, I dug the concise and easy to understand descriptions so I could add them into my playing without just copying them. As you know I am a big Jim Hall fan, so the abundance of his lines included were a real treat!

    With so many guitar scale books available it’s nice to finally find that one that combines practically and instruction so well. Can’t wait for the next edition in the series, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book for a second. Thanks again!

  2. Matthew Warnock, May 30, 2012:

    Thanks Jamie, glad you enjoyed the book and thanks for the feedback I really appreciate it. I love Jim’s playing so I was glad to include some of his licks in the book, problem was there were too many great ones to choose from! Definitely feature more of Jim’s stuff in Volume 2. Cheers.

  3. Anthony Richards, May 31, 2012:

    Hi Matt,
    Another great book. Really am enjoying it. I find all your books to be so helpful – great content and you are amazing at communicating it clearly.

  4. Matthew Warnock, May 31, 2012:

    Thanks Tony! Glad you enjoyed the Building Bebop Vocabulary book!

  5. Britt Reed, May 31, 2012:

    Hey Matt, as always you take complex ideas and break them down into easily approached/applied, bite size pieces that leaves one wanton for more. Of all of your books, I have read them all, I believe this is my favorite to date!

    Great job man, keep them coming.

  6. Matthew Warnock, May 31, 2012:

    Thanks Britt, I’m glad you liked the Building Bebop Vocabulary book, it was fun to write and it’s great that you are diggin’ it!

  7. Paul, June 4, 2012:

    After buying 30 Days to Better Jazz Guitar, i was thrilled at the amount of time and effort Matt puts into his material. Easy to understand and apply. Just bought the m7 book. For 10 bucks, you can’t go wrong. Plenty of stuff to keep me busy! I’m looking forward to Skype lessons in the future!
    Thanks for a great site!!

  8. Matthew Warnock, June 4, 2012:

    Thanks Paul, glad you are enjoying the new book and thanks for the kind words, much appreciated.

  9. mike, August 29, 2012:

    hello matt, i c ant find it now but there was a free glimpse at the dmi 7th arps or something, maybe chords. I messed up bec ause i try to book mark and save but i lost this one lesson. Is there a ny way to follow a progressive study plan thru your free web site materials. Im into fusion. Thank you very very much and God Bless you matt!!

  10. Matthew Warnock, August 29, 2012:

    Thanks Mike, here is the article I think you want.

    Also, try working through these series of lessons, they will cover all the material you need to get started or progress as a jazz guitarist,


  11. waba, October 7, 2012:

    Hi there Matt, I love this. More grease to your elbow.

  12. Matthew Warnock, October 7, 2012:

    Thanks man glad you dug the book!

  13. mark, January 3, 2013:

    are you planning on more releases to the Building Bebop Vocabulary book ? Or should I just get the learn jazz guitar in 30 days book ? do they cover the same material ?

    thanks Mark Margolies

  14. Matthew Warnock, January 3, 2013:

    Hey Mark, yes I am planning on doing more in this series covering the 7th chord and maj7 chord next, then the whole ii V I after that.

    The 30 day book has completely different material from this book.

  15. richard v, February 3, 2013:

    Matt- I am lost. I am looking for material you wrote concerning 21 bebop scales (enclosed roots etc. I thought it was in your e book mastering the m7th but i cant find any reference ithere about 21 scales.Can you direct me to the right area?????

  16. Matthew Warnock, February 3, 2013:
  17. Helil, September 29, 2013:

    Hey Matt, great website! I’m resuming my long halted guitar studies and I’m glad I found this lessons. Cheers!

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