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An arpeggio exercise that will develop your augmented triads 2

Posted on November 20, 2009 by Sweets

I know this arpeggio exercise doesn’t look like much. But if you practice it enough and get it down in 12 keys both up and down the augmented triad, it will help you develop your use of the augmented triad within in your own improvised Jazz solos. This post falls within the whole tone category […] Read the rest of this entry…

A whole tone pattern you can use in different variations

Posted on May 07, 2009 by Sweets

This whole tone pattern repeats the same pattern going down in whole steps. I hear a lot of Jazz musicians use this whole tone lick in different variations, usually to start off a Jazz line and then branch off into something else. Here is a sound sample played on trumpet: How to memorize this whole […] 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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