Bebop Enclosures for Beginners

Easy bebop etudes and exercises from piano guru Adam Maness

This course is applicable for all instruments!

Better bebop = better MUSIC

What's missing from your sound?

How's your command of rhythm and chord changes?

Bebop is the most influential foundation for most great modern jazz improvisors.

Learn the basics of this invaluable musical language that are so crucial for becoming a better player from acclaimed pianist and educator Adam Maness.

After completing this course you'll...

🧩 create swinging bebop lines by piecing together broken 7th chords and enclosures

🎼 play bebop standards like "Groovin' High", Scapple from the Apple", and "Oleo"

🏋️ have played all of these key enclosures, arpeggios, and etudes in all 12 keys

 ✍️ understand how to create your own effective practice routine to get the most out of your practice time

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Workbook included

With this detailed and comprehensive workbook, you get all of the enclosures, arpeggios, exercises, and enclosure etudes in all 12 keys.

Take the guess work out of you practice routine and gain musical confidence in any situation with this amazing resource.

"Adam Maness shares his extensive knowledge and wealth of experience in a well structured and very appealing way. The lessons are full of useful and inspiring ideas and tips, accompanied by high-quality sheet music."

Christian S. (DE)

"This course is great. Very well organized, comprehensible and musical. Should go along way to providing that bebop sound at the piano."

Ron M.

"What an amazing resource, I just can’t get enough of it. Absolutely true to their word you are guaranteed to become a better player. I have improved more in two months than in the last 10 years."

Christoph H. (DE)

Meet your teacher

As Open Studio's Creative Director, Adam Maness develops the curriculum of all of the courses, in addition to teaching his own popular course like Magic Voicing System, Piano Fingering Independence and more. Adam is a versatile pianist, arranger, composer, and producer whose performances, original compositions, and arrangements have been featured on numerous recordings and on national and international radio and television broadcasts. He is best known as co-founder and composer for the genre-bending chamber ensemble, The 442s.

What's in the course

Start Here

Bebop Enclosures - Getting Started
Workbook
Recommended Listening

Broken 7ths and 9ths

Broken 7th Chords GPS
Broken 7th Inversion GPS

Enclosures

Diatonic/Chromatic Surround Tutorial
Diatonic/Chromatic Surround GPS 1
Diatonic/Chromatic Surround GPS 2
Diatonic/Chromatic Surround Etude GPS
Run-Through Enclosure Tutorial
Run-Through Enclosure GPS 1
Run-Through Enclosure GPS 2
Run-Through Enclosure Etude GPS
4-Noted Chromatic Enclosure Tutorial
Enclosure Etude #1 GPS
Enclosure Etude #2 GPS
Enclosure Etude #3 GPS

Learning from the Masters

"Groovin' High" GPS
"Oleo" GPS
"Scrapple From the Apple" GPS

Resources

"Groovin' High" Lead Sheet
"Oleo" Lead Sheet
"Scrapple From the Apple" Lead Sheet

Audio Versions of Lessons

Bebop Enclosures - Getting Started
Broken 7th Chords GPS
Broken 7th Inversion GPS
Diatonic/Chromatic Surround Tutorial
Diatonic/Chromatic Surround GPS 1
Diatonic/Chromatic Surround GPS 2
Diatonic/Chromatic Surround Etude GPS
Run-Through Enclosure Tutorial
Run-Through Enclosure GPS 1
Run-Through Enclosure GPS 2
Run-Through Enclosure Etude GPS
4-Noted Chromatic Enclosure Tutorial
Enclosure Etude #1 GPS
Enclosure Etude #2 GPS
Enclosure Etude #3 GPS
"Groovin' High" GPS
"Oleo" GPS
"Scrapple From the Apple" GPS

Simple Player Versions

Bebop Enclosures - Getting Started
Preview
Broken 7th Chords GPS
Broken 7th Inversion GPS
Diatonic/Chromatic Surround Tutorial
Diatonic/Chromatic Surround GPS 1
Diatonic/Chromatic Surround GPS 2
Diatonic/Chromatic Surround Etude GPS
Run-Through Enclosure Tutorial
Run-Through Enclosure GPS 1
Run-Through Enclosure GPS 2
Run-Through Enclosure Etude GPS
4-Noted Chromatic Enclosure Tutorial
Enclosure Etude #1 GPS
Enclosure Etude #2 GPS
Enclosure Etude #3 GPS
"Groovin' High" GPS
"Oleo" GPS
"Scrapple From the Apple" GPS