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Major diatonic triad pattern played over some standard Jazz blues

Posted on April 03, 2014 by Justin Malizia

This Jazz pattern is pretty easy to learn and incorporate into your Jazz solos. It is basically triads based of a major scale with an added half step in between each diatonic triad going up the major scale. Here is a sample played on trumpet over some standard Jazz blues: How to memorize this jazz [...] Read the rest of this entry…

Basic descending chromatic lick that outlines a whole tone scale

Posted on March 06, 2014 by Justin Malizia

This lick is a very interchangeable Jazz lick incorporating chromaticism while outlining the whole tone scale. This lick works very well over dominant chords as well as augmented chords. Here is a sound sample played on trumpet over the tune Triste: How to memorize this Jazz pattern in 12 keys: Start by practicing the lick [...] Read the rest of this entry…

Basic pentatonic lick that moves by tritone and is great for slipping in and out of minor keys played over a C minor 7 vamp 1

Posted on February 17, 2014 by Jay Gillespie

This is a basic super hip minor pentatonic side slipping lick where I move by tritone every bar. This Jazz lick is great practice for slipping out of and back into any minor key you are soloing in. I’m playing this pattern on a Bb tenor saxophone so it will sync well on trumpet. Here [...] Read the rest of this entry…

Tom Harrell Blues in 12 keys, simply amazing!!! 2

Posted on December 11, 2012 by Greg London

This clip I had to listen to a few times. The first take is Tom Harrell improvising over blues changes in Bb I guess. Then it goes into him going over the same blues changes¬†flawlessly¬†in all 12 keys which is very impressive considering how consistently good Tom Harrell sounds on the chord changes in all [...] Read the rest of this entry…

Tritone Diminished combination Jazz lick 3

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…

Easy rhythm change bebop Jazz lick 20

Posted on October 25, 2010 by Greg London

Here is an easy to learn bebop Jazz lick that I prefer to use over rhythm changes. Of course you can use this lick over any dominant chord starting on the tonic, but this is just my personal preference. I apologize for the really bad photo of the lick, my scanner went out on me, [...] 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…

Exercise that will develop the use of Diminished Arpeggios in your Jazz solos 8

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…



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