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Exercise that will develop the use of Diminished Arpeggios in your Jazz solos 9

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…

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…

An arpeggio exercise that will develop your augmented triads 2

Posted on November 20, 2009 by Sweets

I know this arpeggio exercise doesn’t look like much. But if you practice it enough and get it down in 12 keys both up and down the augmented triad, it will help you develop your use of the augmented triad within in your own improvised Jazz solos. This post falls within the whole tone category […] 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…

Turnaround Jazz lick that uses the b9 on V7 chords 7

Posted on October 08, 2009 by Sweets

Here’s a neat sounding turnaround Jazz lick that leans on the b9 when it’s on the V7 chord. The b9 is what makes the lick sound really cool because it makes the pattern want to go towards the next chord change. Here is a sound sample on trumpet: How to memorize this turnaround in 12 […] Read the rest of this entry…

Major triad Jazz pattern a tritone apart 2

Posted on September 19, 2009 by Sweets

Here is a very easy to learn major triad pair that is a tritone apart. This Jazz pattern is useful over modal tunes and Jazz breaks. There really isn’t any set pattern for this major triad tritone pattern. You simply can just mess around with the Jazz pattern until you find something that works for […] Read the rest of this entry…

Augmented triad pattern going down in whole steps 2

Posted on August 26, 2009 by Sweets

Here is a pretty easy whole tone pattern you can use during solo breaks, at the end of Jazz tunes, or pretty much anywhere your mind can hear a good place to put it. It is simply augmented triads going down in whole steps. As simple as that sounds, the actual Jazz lick itself sounds […] Read the rest of this entry…



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