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Easy rhythm change bebop Jazz lick 20

Posted on October 25, 2010 by Greg London

Here is an easy to learn bebop Jazz lick that I prefer to use over rhythm changes. Of course you can use this lick over any dominant chord starting on the tonic, but this is just my personal preference. I apologize for the really bad photo of the lick, my scanner went out on me, […] Read the rest of this entry…

ii V7 I Jazz lick that starts off as bebop and finishes as diminished 9

Posted on October 22, 2009 by Sweets

I got this ii V7 I Jazz lick from David Baker’s How to Play Bebop – Volume 1 book. Lots of great bebop licks in that book, highly recommended, you won’t be disappointed in all the nice Jazz licks you’ll learn from it. Anyway, this ii V7 I lick starts off with the bebop scale […] Read the rest of this entry…

Bebop lick played over a ii V7 I from Tom Harrell 6

Posted on July 13, 2009 by Sweets

I heard Tom Harrell play this Jazz lick, but I can’t remember where from. It’s a pretty easy Jazz lick to learn in 12 keys and to incorporate into your Jazz improv playing. I hope you enjoy and use the Jazz lick just as much as I do. Here is a sound sample played on […] Read the rest of this entry…

Major ii V7 I Jazz lick with a b9 Tom Harrell played 2

Posted on May 31, 2009 by Sweets

I heard Tom Harrell play this Jazz lick in the beginning of his trumpet solo on Scrapple From the Apple off his Moon Alley album. This lick doesn’t necessarily have to be played over a ii V7 I, it can be played over a regular major chord as well. It’s a very scale like Jazz […] Read the rest of this entry…

A dominant pattern that goes outside 3

Posted on May 20, 2009 by Sweets

Here is another cool outside dominant pattern that a good Jazz trombonist was kind enough to show me. This Jazz lick is easy to learn and implement into your improvised solos. Here is a sound sample played on trumpet: How to memorize this dominant pattern in 12 keys: You can see that this dominant pattern […] Read the rest of this entry…

A bebop exercise that will help develop your use of arpeggios 1

Posted on May 08, 2009 by Sweets

This bebop exercise or calisthenic, will help you in developing your use of arpeggios into your improvisation skills. The bebop exercise goes up the dominant scale with a half step before each arpeggio. Once you get the pattern down, you’ll be able to incorporate the pattern into a Jazz lick you can use to start […] Read the rest of this entry…

A bebop lick going up in 3rds with a half step in between 4

Posted on May 02, 2009 by Sweets

This bebop lick goes up in ascending 3rds through the bebop scale. It is kind of like one of those basic exercises you’ve learned out the of the Arbans book. The only difference is that there is a half step between each ascending 3rd. I apologize in the video I said the Jazz lick goes […] Read the rest of this entry…

This bebop scale exercise will help develop your improv jazz skills 10

Posted on April 23, 2009 by Sweets

A tenor sax player friend of mine back in Japan showed me this bebop scale exercise. This is not a lick, it is simply an exercise or calisthenic that will help develop your overall bebop playing. It’s very important to learn this exercise in 12 keys to really develop your technique. Here is a sample […] Read the rest of this entry…



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