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Famous but tough Dizzy Gillespie doodle tonguing lick 3

Posted on February 19, 2012 by Greg London

I was asked a while back from a fellow trumpet player that follows the site if I could show him a Dizzy Gillespie Jazz lick and/or trumpet trick. He showed me a video, and I started working it up, but never had the time to perfect it. What I’m saying is that I’m still in […] Read the rest of this entry…

The Miles Davis bouncy pattern 7

Posted on May 10, 2009 by Sweets

One of the things Miles Davis is known for is coming up with the bouncy pattern. Miles Davis used different variations of this pattern in a lot of the trumpet solos he played. The bouncy pattern is a very easy lick to memorize because it is based off of chromatics. No matter what note you […] 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…

Alternate Fingering Freddie Hubbard Jazz lick 7

Posted on April 29, 2009 by Sweets

This is a cool sounding Freddie Hubbard signature lick. You hear Freddie Hubbard play this alternate fingering lick on a lot of different tunes in a lot of different variations. Here is a sound sample played on trumpet: With this lick, you don’t really have to learn it in 12 keys. The lick itself only […] Read the rest of this entry…



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