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Fiddle Lessons: Classic 2-5 Licks

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All right,
so, I thought I would share with you some
of my favorite licks to get through these,
these two minor five, one changes we've
been talking about.
And these are over A minor seven to D
seven to G,
which is one of the major chord
progressions in Penta House,
and at House A Tonic Pants tune.
And the idea is that you know, you would,
listen to these licks, and learn the ones
you like the most.
Maybe you learn all of them and then move
them around into all the different keys,
so that you get a sense for how these
things move.
These are like these are like fiddle
tunes, you know, but
they're just very short.
Very short fiddle tunes which can be
played over these this,
this classic chord progression.
So, I'm just gonna go through slowly.
Mike is gonna help kinda spill out, kinda
give me a little bit of a,
give us some tonal background.
So, we can kinda hear how these, these
licks go.
And these are just some of the many
millions of public domain melodies,
that you can find your way through this
very common chord progression with.
So, we'll start here.
Here's one.
I'm just gonna play through four or five
of these.
In a row here, and we'll just keep going
around that cycle.
A minor seventh, to D seven, to G major
and maybe we'll put in a little E seven in
there, right,
to get us going around the cycle, because,
you know, that's always good.
A little kick in the pants to get us
That chorus gets us into the 1, 6 ,2 ,5
So, here we go, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, and.
So next.
Another one.
All right?
So that's a few ideas.
How you can get around through those.
And those are, not by any means, original
like but,
this is definitely considered in the
public domain.
So, we've got a couple of little tiny ones
two more just
that are gonna be on the PDF, if you that.
Just just [INAUDIBLE] not even bothering,
to play into the actual G major.
Just that crucial minor seventh to seven.
Again A minor seventh into G seven.
Again, here we go.
Okay, 1, 2, 3, and.
That's a G.
And then another one, two three, and.
Thank you Mike, all right, for
playing that beautiful background there,
making it sound like something.
All right, so, these are all licks again,
that you know, if you, some of these
you're gonna like more, and
some of them, some of them you're gonna
not like.
They all have their qualities.
What would be the ideal thing to do is to
you know, get that PDF,
take a look at it figure out what's going
on, in some these.
Now, you know, for instance, we have.
Oh let's see.
We've got for instance like the fourth one
we did.
So A minor seven.
That's very straight ahead.
That's A minor.
And then all of a sudden we're in D seven,
but I'm playing it E flat.
It sounds like we're in C minor, right?
But we're really in D seven.
What is going on there?
That's where we want to start doing our
little analysis.
Well, an E flat is like a flat nine.
And then.
That's like a sharp nine, right?
And usually, a sharp nine and a flat nine,
will go together, like a horse and
Love and marriage, or tomato soup, and
chicken soup.
And, of course,
we have the idea that it's a sequence too.
Same shape, right?
So, it holds together in that way.
So, we have a lot of ways that something
like this is gonna be
convincing as a melody.
You know, and then, so forth like that.
So, these things all have their little
quirks, and so,
as you kind of delve a little more deeply
into what makes these licks work.
You're also gonna be hopefully moving them
into different keys, for instance oh,
B minor seven to E seven, to A, or go
around the circle.
You could go in a consistent way semis,
systematic way.
You can go G minor seven to C seven or A
let's see, A minor, so, if you go around
the circle of fourths,
the next one would be D minor seven to G
So and then, continuing, going on,
starting with so then you've got the, the,
the, the G minor seven.
And start the cycle with G minor seven.
Then start the cycle with C minor seven
circle [INAUDIBLE] fourths like that.
And that's the way that a lot of jazz
players have done it.
It's worked for them.
Hopefully it'll work for you.
It's a lot of work, but after a while, it
starts to be kind of sort of a natural
process, just like when we're just
practicing our scales, and
all the positions, so it was like a big
pain in the butt at first.
And then just got easier and easier as we
started to see the patterns form.
So, that is my advice to you on these
classic two five licks,
these little fiddle tunes, for jazz.
All right.