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Jon Faddis playing trumpet high notes on Mood Indigo

Posted on June 26, 2009 by Sweets

You’re really going to love this trumpet solo of Jon Faddis on Mood Indigo if you haven’t heard it yet. If you have heard it, you’ll still love to hear it again because it’s just that good. Jon Faddis plays a bunch of lip trills on a high C, then a high E, and finally […] Read the rest of this entry…

A ii V7 I lick based off the major 7th

Posted on April 30, 2009 by Sweets

A guitar player I used to work with showed me this easy ii V7 I lick.  The lick is based off the major 7th of the I chord, this is how I remember the lick. Here is a sound sample of the lick played on trumpet: How to memorize this ii V7 I lick in […] Read the rest of this entry…

Cool sounding diminished pattern

Posted on April 24, 2009 by Sweets

This is a pretty easy diminished lick to learn. I didn’t get this diminished pattern from Dizzy Gillespie, but I sure hear Dizzy play it a lot in his recordings. It is kind of a good lick to use during a pause or hold for a cadenza at the end of a tune. Here is […] 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 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 Freddie Hubbard Bebop and ii V7 I Lick

Posted on April 12, 2009 by Sweets

I heard Freddie Hubbard play this bebop lick over a ii V7 I on his Hub-Tones album. Sound sample played on trumpet: How to memorize in 12 keys: The entire beginning part of the lick is just a bebop scale. The lick starts on the tonic down to the b7th and up the scale until […] Read the rest of this entry…



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