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Diminished pattern I got from Bobby Shew 3

Posted on June 30, 2009 by Sweets

I got this diminished pattern from a Bobby Shew Jazz book. I can’t remember the name of it though. I do remember that the Jazz book was about different Jazz technical studies, etc…  Anyway, here’s the Jazz lick. Here is a sound sample of the Jazz lick on trumpet: How to memorize the diminished lick […] Read the rest of this entry…

Diminished pattern that repeats itself walking up the diminished scale

Posted on June 05, 2009 by Sweets

You’ve probably heard a Jazz musician play this diminished pattern before, am I right? Anyway, this diminished pattern has a simple pattern to it, but I found this particular diminished Jazz pattern to be a little difficult in terms of finger flexibility. You’ll have to try the Jazz lick out for yourself to see if […] Read the rest of this entry…

Major ii V7 I Jazz lick with a b9 Tom Harrell played 2

Posted on May 31, 2009 by Sweets

I heard Tom Harrell play this Jazz lick in the beginning of his trumpet solo on Scrapple From the Apple off his Moon Alley album. This lick doesn’t necessarily have to be played over a ii V7 I, it can be played over a regular major chord as well. It’s a very scale like Jazz […] 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 pentatonic lick that goes outside the key 6

Posted on May 16, 2009 by Sweets

Here is a cool sounding pentatonic pattern I got from a really good trombone player I used to work with. This pentatonic lick starts off with a minor pentatonic scale, then you go down a Major third, outside the key and do another minor pentatonic scale. You can play whatever pattern or notes that you […] 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 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…

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