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Tom Harrell Pentatonic lick

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.

Tom Harrell pentatonic lick - Jazz lick 5

Here is a sound sample on trumpet:

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Since this is a pentatonic lick, it’s a little harder to learn in a formula other than 1 2 3 5 6. Just knowing that you won’t be playing any other notes than 1 2 3 5 or 6 is the best way to learn pentatonics. For me pentatonics come easier by feel. You can accomplish getting a feel for pentatonics with repition. What’s that famous saying? Oh, I know, “Repition is the key to success”.

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  1. Olivier says:

    I think it might be on the village vanguard record on “everything happens to me”, but it’s often played by him anyway, great job with your site I’m learning tons of stuff .

    thanks a lot

  2. Matt says:

    Yeah he plays this lick alot. Good stuff!

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