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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…

A 4th whole tone pattern to learn 5

Posted on April 19, 2009 by Sweets

This whole tone pattern alternates between 4ths and whole steps going down. Because this Jazz whole tone pattern alternates between 4ths and whole steps, you won’t be able to stay in one whole tone key. Hear a sound sample played on trumpet: How to memorize this lick in 12 keys: Once again since this is […] 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…

Tom Harrell Pentatonic lick 2

Posted on April 12, 2009 by Sweets

I can’t remember the name of the recording or the tune. But I do remember hearing Tom Harrell play this pentatonic pattern. Here is a sound sample on trumpet: Best way to learn in 12 keys: Since this is a pentatonic lick, it’s a little harder to learn in a formula other than 1 2 […] Read the rest of this entry…

A very easy to learn whole tone pattern

Posted on April 12, 2009 by Sweets

Here is an easy whole tone lick I got from a saxophone player I used to work with back in Japan. Here is a sound sample on trumpet: How to memorize the lick in 12 keys: Because it is a whole tone pattern based off using an augmented triad you’ll only need to memorize the […] Read the rest of this entry…

A simple diminished pattern

Posted on April 12, 2009 by Sweets

Here is a simple diminished pattern. I remember learning this lick from another trumpet player I used to work with. All I did was ask him for any diminished patterns he could teach me on the fly. This is what he taught me. Sound sample on trumpet: How to learn the lick in 12 keys: […] Read the rest of this entry…

A cool sounding whole tone pattern 2

Posted on April 11, 2009 by Sweets

Here is a cool sounding whole tone pattern to take advantage of. Really easy to learn. Here is a sound sample: How to memorize in 12 keys: Since this pattern is a whole tone pattern, you’ll only need to learn it in two different keys. This is due to the fact that there are only two […] Read the rest of this entry…



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