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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…

Famous but tough Dizzy Gillespie doodle tonguing lick 3

Posted on February 19, 2012 by Greg London

I was asked a while back from a fellow trumpet player that follows the site if I could show him a Dizzy Gillespie Jazz lick and/or trumpet trick. He showed me a video, and I started working it up, but never had the time to perfect it. What I’m saying is that I’m still in […] Read the rest of this entry…

Tritone Diminished combination Jazz lick 6

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bebop lick played over a ii V7 I from Tom Harrell 6

Posted on July 13, 2009 by Sweets

I heard Tom Harrell play this Jazz lick, but I can’t remember where from. It’s a pretty easy Jazz lick to learn in 12 keys and to incorporate into your Jazz improv playing. I hope you enjoy and use the Jazz lick just as much as I do. Here is a sound sample played on […] Read the rest of this entry…

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