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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…

Freddie Hubbard trumpet solo on Open Sesame

Posted on June 20, 2009 by Sweets

This Jazz trumpet solo of Freddie Hubbard is really great. Very melodic and builds very nicely. The tune Open Sesame, from the album Open Sesame, switches back and forth between G minor and C minor (I think – let me know by commenting). Lots of cool minor Jazz licks to take advantage of in this […] 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 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…

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…

A ii V7 I lick thinking in minor 3

Posted on April 15, 2009 by Sweets

Here is a ii V7 I lick you can play where you will think in harmonic minor for the beginning of the lick and use a minor arpeggio at the end of the lick.  I got this lick listening to Tom Harrell. I believe I got this lick from one of Tom Harrell’s April Mist […] Read the rest of this entry…

Diminished pattern going down

Posted on April 14, 2009 by Sweets

A sax player in New Orleans showed me this easy diminished lick. I asked him what diminished licks he knew and he was kind enough to share a few with me. I have more, but they will come in later posts. A sound sample played on trumpet: Learn the pattern in 12 keys: Since this […] Read the rest of this entry…



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