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ii V7 I Jazz lick that starts off as bebop and finishes as diminished 9

Posted on October 22, 2009 by Sweets

I got this ii V7 I Jazz lick from David Baker’s How to Play Bebop – Volume 1 book. Lots of great bebop licks in that book, highly recommended, you won’t be disappointed in all the nice Jazz licks you’ll learn from it. Anyway, this ii V7 I lick starts off with the bebop scale […] 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…

A ii V7 I Jazz lick I heard Tom Harrell play

Posted on May 29, 2009 by Sweets

I heard Tom Harrell play this ii V7 I Jazz lick. I can’t remember what album it was off of though. This ii V7 I Jazz lick starts off using a minor arpeggio starting on the 7th then finishes off with a b9 ending on the 3rd of the I chord. Here is a sound […] 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 diminished pattern you hear a lot of Jazz musicians play 5

Posted on April 26, 2009 by Sweets

Here is a diminished pattern that you probably have heard a lot of Jazz musicians play in different variations. This diminished lick is very easy to learn and implement into your improvisation skills. Here is a sound sample played on trumpet: How to memorize this diminished pattern in 12 keys: Since this is another diminished […] Read the rest of this entry…

Cool sounding diminished pattern

Posted on April 24, 2009 by Sweets

This is a pretty easy diminished lick to learn. I didn’t get this diminished pattern from Dizzy Gillespie, but I sure hear Dizzy play it a lot in his recordings. It is kind of a good lick to use during a pause or hold for a cadenza at the end of a tune. Here is […] Read the rest of this entry…

A bebop lick you can use over a ii V7 I 2

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…

A whole tone pattern I heard Claudio Roditi play on trumpet

Posted on April 19, 2009 by Sweets

This is a nice sounding whole tone lick I heard Claudio Roditi play. It simply goes down the whole tone scale with the same pattern repeating over and over again. Here is a sound sample played on trumpet: How to memorize this lick in 12 keys: Since this is a whole tone pattern, you’ll only […] Read the rest of this entry…



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