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A bebop exercise that will help develop your use of arpeggios 1

Posted on May 08, 2009 by Sweets

This bebop exercise or calisthenic, will help you in developing your use of arpeggios into your improvisation skills. The bebop exercise goes up the dominant scale with a half step before each arpeggio. Once you get the pattern down, you’ll be able to incorporate the pattern into a Jazz lick you can use to start […] Read the rest of this entry…

A bebop lick going up in 3rds with a half step in between 4

Posted on May 02, 2009 by Sweets

This bebop lick goes up in ascending 3rds through the bebop scale. It is kind of like one of those basic exercises you’ve learned out the of the Arbans book. The only difference is that there is a half step between each ascending 3rd. I apologize in the video I said the Jazz lick goes […] Read the rest of this entry…

This bebop scale exercise will help develop your improv jazz skills 10

Posted on April 23, 2009 by Sweets

A tenor sax player friend of mine back in Japan showed me this bebop scale exercise. This is not a lick, it is simply an exercise or calisthenic that will help develop your overall bebop playing. It’s very important to learn this exercise in 12 keys to really develop your technique. Here is a sample […] Read the rest of this entry…

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