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ii V7 I Pattern that’s Fun to Increment in Whole Steps or Half Steps.

Posted on October 08, 2017 by Evan Benton

Here’s a ii V7 I Jazz lick contributed by Evan that’s easy and fun to practice going up in whole steps or half steps. The jazz pattern is good for many types of tunes like blues, modal, straight swing, etc. Here is Evan’s take and demonstration of the Jazz pattern: How to memorize this Jazz […] Read the rest of this entry…

A Kenny Dorham Dominant lick played over Donna Lee

Posted on February 07, 2015 by John Dooley

Here’s a Jazz lick that I took from a Kenny Dorham solo on “Donna Lee”. I like to play over 2-5-1s or on two bars of a dominant chord that leads to the one (like on the bridge of rhythm changes). Here is a sample played of the Jazz lick played over Donna Lee: How […] Read the rest of this entry…

Dominant scale ii V7 I Jazz lick 15

Posted on March 29, 2010 by Sweets

Here is a pretty easy dominant scale ii V7 I Jazz lick I got from a friend of mine some time ago. It simply starts on the tonic of the ii chord and goes up the dominant scale until hitting the 3rd of the I chord and then ending on the cry me a river […] Read the rest of this entry…

ii V7 I Cry Me a River Jazz Lick example 9

Posted on December 26, 2009 by Sweets

I would like to show you an easy way to use the cry me a river Jazz lick over a ii V7 I chord progression. There are many ways to incorporate the cry me a river lick into your Jazz solos, but this is one of the first ways I learned how to do so […] Read the rest of this entry…

Easy old school ii V7 I Jazz lick to learn in 12 keys 5

Posted on December 13, 2009 by Sweets

Here is an easy ii V7 I Jazz lick to learn in 12 keys. I was messing around with some Aebersolds a few days ago and started playing it. I knew I heard the lick before somewhere, it sounded really old school to me, yet still hip enough to play. It really sounds cool if […] 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…

ii V7 I Jazz lick I heard Clifford Brown play on trumpet

Posted on June 22, 2009 by Sweets

This ii V7 I Jazz lick I heard Clifford Brown play is pretty easy to learn and implement into your Jazz solos. If you look towards the end of the Clifford Brown Jazz lick you’ll see an enclosure. If you don’t know what a Jazz enclosure is, it’s where you go up a half step […] Read the rest of this entry…



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