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Major triad pairs from the Coltrane Matrix 7

Posted on August 12, 2009 by Sweets

Here is something you can work on, it’s not the easiest pattern to master in all 12 keys, but it’s a good Jazz exercise to work. This major triad pair combination from the Coltrane Matrix can be used on a lot of different styles of music, especially modal tunes. Here is a sound sample played […] 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…

A ii V7 I lick that repeats a minor pattern down a half step

Posted on May 22, 2009 by Sweets

Here is a pretty easy ii V7 I Jazz lick to learn. A trombone player I used to work with showed this lick to me.  This lick is basically a minor pattern that repeats itself going down a half step to land on a chord tone of the I chord. Here is a sound sample […] 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…

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…

Awesome Jazz trumpet solo of Tom Harrell on Tune Up 1

Posted on April 23, 2009 by Sweets

This is an awesome Jazz trumpet solo of Tom Harrell with Jacky Terrasson playing piano on their Moon & Sand album. Tom Harrell takes a ride on Tune Up which is a pretty fast tune, but he nails the solo to the wall. Tune up is basically 3 different ii V7 I chords played over […] Read the rest of this entry…

A whole tone pattern I heard Dexter Gordon play 1

Posted on April 22, 2009 by Sweets

Here is a whole tone lick I heard Dexter Gordon play. I can’t remember what album it was off of though. Here is a sample played on trumpet: How to learn the lick in 12 keys: Know that this lick is a whole tone pattern and you are just going down the whole tone scale. […] Read the rest of this entry…



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