Jazz Licks Starting On Any Note (Part 2)

In today’s jazz licks lesson we’re going to learn 3 awesome licks that start on the 9th of a minor chord. This is the second article in our “How To Play Jazz Licks Starting On Any Note Series”. Armed with the ability to start your jazz improvisation on any note, you’re soloing will really become…

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Jazz Minor Scale Formulas And How To Solo With Them

In today’s jazz lesson you’re going to learn how to quickly add jazz minor scale techniques and modes into your playing. Whether you’re playing in a jazz rock band, a bebop band, a latin jazz band, or another direction, this jazz minor scale tutorial will be useful. I think you’ll enjoy this particular jazz lesson…

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3 Of The Most Useful Scales To Play Over Major Chords

When most players first start jamming over major chords they’yl usually turn to licks and ideas built from the major scale. This can great a nice inside sound but often times the lines can get predictable and somewhat boring. We don’t want to be boring and predictable right? 🙂 Fortunately, there is a solution to…

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Jazz Scales – A Complete List

Do you want to learn more about jazz scales? Congratulations you’ve come to the right place. This jazz scales article and many others on this site will help you! Musicians love scales. We really do! They sit nicely on our instruments, they are easy to play over changes, and many of us have been playing them…

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Bill Evans Jazz Lick Lesson and Video

Here’s a free Bill Evans lick lesson and tutorial video. Bill was a harmonic genius and one of the truly great jazz musicians. This Bill Evans lick is just so beautiful sounding I had to share it with you all! (After you check out this lick you will want to check out this additional Bill…

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Great Red Garland Solo – Jazz Transcription

For today’s free jazz lesson we’re going to take a look at a jazz transcription of Red Garland’s famous solo on the jazz standard What is This Thing Called Love. This is one of the first jazz solos I ever transcribed and when I studied Red’s solo it paid off big time! So, let’s take…

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Shell Voicings Lesson – Super Simple Yet Powerful Jazz Chords

Have you ever wondered what shell voicings are? Do you ever wonder what chords people like Bud Powell, Barry Harris, and Al Haig play in their left hand when they’re soloing in their right hand? Well, most of the time they are using a particular type of chord voicing known as shell voicings. Shell voicings are super…

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