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Bebop Licks.
Now here's another Bebop
lick that's fairly common,
and this one has a little
bit more of a scalular
quality to it rather than
the arpeggio based one.
This one again is based on 3-5-7 of 2.
2-5-1.
Okay, very standard jazz progressions.
It's part of a lot of songs.
And this time, I'm gonna start on the,
on the fifth of the, of the scale,
which is the third of the 3 chord.
Okay.
Starting up on D.
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I'm doing a little scale fragment.
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Going up.
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Straight up and skipping one note.
And then
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I'm gonna change to the juicy note.
On the 5, 7, of 2 chord,
that's the note that's not in the key.
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That's G sharp.
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'Cause we have an E7.
A dominant 7.
Going to the A minor, right?
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And at this point,
I'm gonna throw in an altered tension.
I'm gonna use the Flat 9 on this chord,
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very common.
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So, on the 3-5-7 of 2,
I'm making it a, a flat 9 chord.
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I'm taking the 9, making it a flat 9,
right there.
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A minor 7, and then same thing on the D7.
We're gonna make it a flat 9 chord.
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Get a very nice line leading down
that way.
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slowly
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And the lick going through that,
every time I get to
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instead of the 9th,
I'm gonna make it a flat 9,
listen to this.
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It almost has that harmonic sound.
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Right from the harmonic minor scale.
[SOUND] I put the flat 9 there too.
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Okay, so let me play that a few times.
Play along with me.
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Nice,
right?
Really outlines that shape going down.
You've got no doubt in your mind,
where you're headed.
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And one more time.
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And you can do that in different places.
Remember, always try to play
it in different positions.
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Right?
Now where's another spot?
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Okay.
So that's another Bebop, quote-unquote,
lick that you can throw in.
And you can use it on any 2, 5 you want.
It depends on what key you're in or
what part of the progression
you're going through.
But it's a very juicy little sound.
I'll add one little thing to that.
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Appoggiatura,
that can be a nice addition to that.
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Just put a little turn.
Between the juicy new note.
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Hammering it on.
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I'll do that slowly,
so you can play along with me.
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You can see I'm doing a little shift
each time I go to the next chord.
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Give that a try and
add it to your arsenal.
We'll be adding them all the time.
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