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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…

The all famous Cry Me a River Jazz lick 7

Posted on May 09, 2009 by Sweets

Here is the all famous Cry Me a River Jazz lick. It is heard all over the Jazz world by every famous Jazz musician in some variation or another. If you don’t have this Jazz lick in your bag of tricks yet, I highly encourage you to get it down in 12 keys as soon [...] Read the rest of this entry…

A ii V7 I lick based off the major 7th

Posted on April 30, 2009 by Sweets

A guitar player I used to work with showed me this easy ii V7 I lick.  The lick is based off the major 7th of the I chord, this is how I remember the lick. Here is a sound sample of the lick played on trumpet: How to memorize this ii V7 I lick in [...] Read the rest of this entry…

A bebop lick you can use over a ii V7 I 1

Posted on April 20, 2009 by Sweets

Here is a ii V7 I lick that uses the bebop scale for pretty much the entire lick. Here is a sample of the lick played on trumpet: How to memorize this lick in 12 keys: If you just think about the C bebop scale throughout this entire lick, you’ll learn it very quickly in [...] Read the rest of this entry…

Diminished pattern going down

Posted on April 14, 2009 by Sweets

A sax player in New Orleans showed me this easy diminished lick. I asked him what diminished licks he knew and he was kind enough to share a few with me. I have more, but they will come in later posts. A sound sample played on trumpet: Learn the pattern in 12 keys: Since this [...] Read the rest of this entry…

A famous ii V7 I lick you hear a lot of Jazz artists play

Posted on April 13, 2009 by Sweets

This is a well known Jazz lick you hear a lot of Jazz artists play in different variations. A trombone player I used to work with in Seattle was kind enough to show me this easy lick. Here is a sound sample played on trumpet: How to memorize this ii V7 I lick in 12 [...] Read the rest of this entry…

An easy bebop lick over a ii V7 I

Posted on April 12, 2009 by Sweets

Here is an easy bebop lick that you can play over a ii V7 I. Here is a sound sample on trumpet: How to memorize in 12 keys: This lick is really easy to learn in 12 keys. Whatever note you start on is the bebop scale you will play. Know that the C bebop [...] Read the rest of this entry…

A simple diminished pattern

Posted on April 12, 2009 by Sweets

Here is a simple diminished pattern. I remember learning this lick from another trumpet player I used to work with. All I did was ask him for any diminished patterns he could teach me on the fly. This is what he taught me. Sound sample on trumpet: How to learn the lick in 12 keys: [...] Read the rest of this entry…



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