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ii V7 I Pattern that’s Fun to Increment in Whole Steps or Half Steps.

Posted on October 08, 2017 by Evan Benton

Here’s a ii V7 I Jazz lick contributed by Evan that’s easy and fun to practice going up in whole steps or half steps. The jazz pattern is good for many types of tunes like blues, modal, straight swing, etc. Here is Evan’s take and demonstration of the Jazz pattern: How to memorize this Jazz […] Read the rest of this entry…

Augmented triad pattern going down in whole steps 2

Posted on August 26, 2009 by Sweets

Here is a pretty easy whole tone pattern you can use during solo breaks, at the end of Jazz tunes, or pretty much anywhere your mind can hear a good place to put it. It is simply augmented triads going down in whole steps. As simple as that sounds, the actual Jazz lick itself sounds […] Read the rest of this entry…

Whole tone pattern that walks down the augmented triad

Posted on July 24, 2009 by Sweets

I can’t remember where I got this whole tone pattern from, but the Jazz lick sounds cool to play so I wanted to share it with you. The lick was a little tricky for me to get down on trumpet because of the fingering it requires. I hope the lick is a lot easier for […] 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 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…



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