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Tritone Diminished combination Jazz lick 6

Posted on February 21, 2011 by Greg London

Here is a pretty easy way to combine the usage of tritones on dominant chords and the playing of a diminished scale or pattern to compliment it. As long as you land on a chord tone in the next measure, you should be good to go. Take a look at the Jazz lick below: Here […] Read the rest of this entry…

Exercise that will develop the use of Diminished Arpeggios in your Jazz solos 9

Posted on January 17, 2010 by Sweets

Here is a fairly simple exercise that will help you develop and incorporate the use of diminished arpeggios into your Jazz trumpet solos. Diminished arpeggios, whether you use them in full or partially, are a great pattern to have under your belt as they kind of go hand in hand with the bebop scale in […] 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…

Diminished pattern I got from Bobby Shew 3

Posted on June 30, 2009 by Sweets

I got this diminished pattern from a Bobby Shew Jazz book. I can’t remember the name of it though. I do remember that the Jazz book was about different Jazz technical studies, etc…  Anyway, here’s the Jazz lick. Here is a sound sample of the Jazz lick on trumpet: How to memorize the diminished lick […] Read the rest of this entry…

Diminished pattern that repeats itself walking up the diminished scale

Posted on June 05, 2009 by Sweets

You’ve probably heard a Jazz musician play this diminished pattern before, am I right? Anyway, this diminished pattern has a simple pattern to it, but I found this particular diminished Jazz pattern to be a little difficult in terms of finger flexibility. You’ll have to try the Jazz lick out for yourself to see if […] Read the rest of this entry…

A diminished lick with some rhythm

Posted on May 12, 2009 by Sweets

I got this rhythmic diminished lick listening to a good trombone player friend of mine. It’s a real easy diminished lick to incorporate into your improvised Jazz solos. You don’t have to play this diminished pattern how it is written, be creative and come up with your own variation of the lick. Here is a […] Read the rest of this entry…

The all famous Cry Me a River Jazz lick 7

Posted on May 09, 2009 by Sweets

Here is the all famous Cry Me a River Jazz lick. It is heard all over the Jazz world by every famous Jazz musician in some variation or another. If you don’t have this Jazz lick in your bag of tricks yet, I highly encourage you to get it down in 12 keys as soon […] Read the rest of this entry…

A diminished pattern you hear a lot of Jazz musicians play 5

Posted on April 26, 2009 by Sweets

Here is a diminished pattern that you probably have heard a lot of Jazz musicians play in different variations. This diminished lick is very easy to learn and implement into your improvisation skills. Here is a sound sample played on trumpet: How to memorize this diminished pattern in 12 keys: Since this is another diminished […] Read the rest of this entry…



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