Uncommon Bebop from Common Bebop Practices & Concepts demonstrates how to develop a colorful language for improvisation from common bebop practices and devices. Learn how to alter melodic lines beyond their fixed state to create a wealth of material for improvisation while learning to hear and treat all twelve pitches equally. The numerous lines, etudes, and compositions illustrate how to: 1. Create lines from various steps of common bebop scales. 2. Contrast set lines and phrases. 3. Expand 8-note bebop scales. 4. Develop multi-coloured variants from common major, minor, and dominant bebop scales. 5. Use the above techniques to create etudes and chromatic compositions that travel through all twelve keys.