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A whole tone pattern I heard Dexter Gordon play

Posted on April 22, 2009 by Sweets

Here is a whole tone lick I heard Dexter Gordon play. I can’t remember what album it was off of though.

Whole tone pattern I heard Dexter Gordon play - Jazz lick 14

Here is a sample played on trumpet:

How to learn the lick in 12 keys:

Know that this lick is a whole tone pattern and you are just going down the whole tone scale. Notice that the first note of every pair of four eighth notes is a whole step apart. Also notice that each eighth note is a minor 3rd apart. That is the easiest way to learn this lick in 12 keys. So this lick uses minor 3rds going down in whole steps.

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  1. Zach says:

    John coltrane plays this lick on his solo on moments notice from his blue trane album as well, he probably copied it from dex haha

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