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Scott Englebright transcription on the tune Maynard Ferguson

Posted on February 24, 2019 by Sweets

This is not one of the best trumpet transcriptions, but an amazing trumpet solo by Scott Englebright on the tune Maynard Ferguson. I wonder who named the tune “Maynard Ferguson”? Interesting name for a jazz tune. I hope you enjoy!

Wynton Marsalis Trumpet Solo Transcription on Struttin’ With Some Barbecue

Posted on December 23, 2018 by Sweets

Here is a very laid back Jazz trumpet solo by Wynton Marsalis playing over the tune Struttin’ With Some Barbecue. There are some really good jazz licks in this video. What’s interesting is this recording was performed by the “Marsalis family” aka The Lincoln Jazz Orchestra. I thought it would be more cool if the whole band really was all of the Marsalis actual family.

Hope you enjoy!

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.

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