Get free jazz licks plus watch and listen to great jazz trumpet.

Jazz Trumpet Licks


Tags for ‘Tonic’


Easy rhythm change bebop Jazz lick 20

Posted on October 25, 2010 by Greg London

Here is an easy to learn bebop Jazz lick that I prefer to use over rhythm changes. Of course you can use this lick over any dominant chord starting on the tonic, but this is just my personal preference. I apologize for the really bad photo of the lick, my scanner went out on me, […] Read the rest of this entry…

Dominant scale ii V7 I Jazz lick 15

Posted on March 29, 2010 by Sweets

Here is a pretty easy dominant scale ii V7 I Jazz lick I got from a friend of mine some time ago. It simply starts on the tonic of the ii chord and goes up the dominant scale until hitting the 3rd of the I chord and then ending on the cry me a river […] Read the rest of this entry…

Easy old school ii V7 I Jazz lick to learn in 12 keys 5

Posted on December 13, 2009 by Sweets

Here is an easy ii V7 I Jazz lick to learn in 12 keys. I was messing around with some Aebersolds a few days ago and started playing it. I knew I heard the lick before somewhere, it sounded really old school to me, yet still hip enough to play. It really sounds cool if […] Read the rest of this entry…

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…

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 dominant pattern that goes outside 3

Posted on May 20, 2009 by Sweets

Here is another cool outside dominant pattern that a good Jazz trombonist was kind enough to show me. This Jazz lick is easy to learn and implement into your improvised solos. Here is a sound sample played on trumpet: How to memorize this dominant pattern in 12 keys: You can see that this dominant pattern […] Read the rest of this entry…

This bebop scale exercise will help develop your improv jazz skills 10

Posted on April 23, 2009 by Sweets

A tenor sax player friend of mine back in Japan showed me this bebop scale exercise. This is not a lick, it is simply an exercise or calisthenic that will help develop your overall bebop playing. It’s very important to learn this exercise in 12 keys to really develop your technique. Here is a sample […] 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…



↑ Top