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Fourth pattern going up chromatically you can mess around with 1

Posted on August 02, 2009 by Sweets

I know you’re going to laugh at how simple this fourth pattern is. Simply going up in half steps with a fourth in between doesn’t sound too difficult. The reason I posted this fourth pattern as a Jazz lick is because it really can come in handy over modal tunes and Dominant chords that last […] Read the rest of this entry…

Whole tone pattern that walks down the augmented triad

Posted on July 24, 2009 by Sweets

I can’t remember where I got this whole tone pattern from, but the Jazz lick sounds cool to play so I wanted to share it with you. The lick was a little tricky for me to get down on trumpet because of the fingering it requires. I hope the lick is a lot easier for […] Read the rest of this entry…

A dominant pattern that goes outside 3

Posted on May 20, 2009 by Sweets

Here is another cool outside dominant pattern that a good Jazz trombonist was kind enough to show me. This Jazz lick is easy to learn and implement into your improvised solos. Here is a sound sample played on trumpet: How to memorize this dominant pattern in 12 keys: You can see that this dominant pattern […] Read the rest of this entry…

A diminished lick with some rhythm

Posted on May 12, 2009 by Sweets

I got this rhythmic diminished lick listening to a good trombone player friend of mine. It’s a real easy diminished lick to incorporate into your improvised Jazz solos. You don’t have to play this diminished pattern how it is written, be creative and come up with your own variation of the lick. Here is a […] Read the rest of this entry…



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