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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.

Very easy whole tone pattern - Jazz lick 3

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 pattern in 3 keys depending on what note you start on. This is your triad for the above example: C E G#. As you can see everything is a whole step apart going down the C augmented triad. So memorizing the lick with the augmented triad in mind makes it a whole lot easier to learn in 12 keys.

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