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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 pattern in 12 keys:

The pattern is quite short so it’s very easy to memorize. The pattern is just a minor arpeggio starting on the tonic of the ii chord going up to the 7th, then descends with a major scale down to the 3rd of the I chord. I like Evan’s suggestions to practice in whole steps going through all the keys. It’s also good to go through the pattern chromatically, up half steps in all 12 keys.

Please share your own tips on how you would use and practice on this type of ii V7 I pattern.

Freddie Hubbard trumpet transcription on Birdlike 3

Posted on April 23, 2016 by Sweets

Here is an awesome Freddie Hubbard trumpet transcription of him playing over the changes of Birdlike. Freddie uses a lot of bebop scale combinations to make the Jazz solo flow really well. When I heard this trumpet solo for the first time a while ago I really fell in love with it.

Special thanks to Lagro for transcribing the Freddie Hubbard trumpet solo and making it available for everyone online to see.

I hope you enjoy listening to this Freddie Hubbard solo and pick up a few Jazz licks from it as well.

Arturo Sandoval trumpet transcription on There Will Never Be Another You

Posted on February 14, 2015 by Sweets

I first heard this Arturo Sandoval trumpet solo on YouTube without the transcription. Thanks to Joseph Prieto you can now take a look at the transcription of Arturo’s trumpet solo on There Will Never Be Another You and try to get some new Jazz licks from it.

It would’ve been nice if Joseph added the chord changes to this video as well, but that really isn’t a big deal as you can find the changes in your Real Book (B Flat, Sixth edition) anyway.

Download Arturo’s trumpet transcription of There Will Never Be Another You.

Hope you enjoy!
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