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Major triad Jazz pattern a tritone apart 2

Posted on September 19, 2009 by Sweets

Here is a very easy to learn major triad pair that is a tritone apart. This Jazz pattern is useful over modal tunes and Jazz breaks. There really isn’t any set pattern for this major triad tritone pattern. You simply can just mess around with the Jazz pattern until you find something that works for […] Read the rest of this entry…

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…

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…

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…



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