Bebop Enclosures for Beginners

Easy bebop etudes and exercises for all instruments from piano guru Adam Maness

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
  • LEVEL 2
  • 18 videos
  • 3 hourS
  • Guided practice sessions
  • PDF WOrkbook
  • Subtitles: English

Meet Your Instructor

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 SystemPiano 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.

Course Contents

Start Here

  • Bebop Enclosures – Getting Started

Broken 7ths and 9ths

  • 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

Learning from the Masters

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