Improv concepts

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Better understanding the construction of musical ideas to make them your own.

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A diminished line taking you from the V chord to the I. More…

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Learn to move a diminished lick, V - I, in minor third intervals. Each movement will lead you into an inversion of the starting chords. More…

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Using the diminished scale-HW, over the V and IV chord in bars 9 and 10 of a standard blues. Try seeing each diminished line as coming from around the corresponding 7th chord shape. More…

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Arpeggio Etude over the last 8 Bars of Stella By Starlight. Using 2 notes per string and then 1 note, heavily inspired by the way Tim Miller approaches it, so here is something that I created with the… More…

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Here's a quick-and-slick lick lesson from Guthrie Trapp on a Dm7/Fmaj7 idea. More…

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Here's Thomas Griggs playing a few relaxing chords on the couch...… More…

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Whole tone ideas and application More…

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Billy Taylor discussing melodic contour and development. More…

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#lickoftheday in Eb. More…

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Beautiful 5th lines from Thomas Griggs. More…

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Different patterns for running through the circle of fifths, each emphasizing a b7-3 resolution.… More…

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Lydian minor ideas from Noel Johnston. More…

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Some stuffing for your 🦃 courtesy of Alec Lehrman. (Gmaj7#5 arpeggio over A7.) More…

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Dan Wilson handing out some G7 ideas. More…

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Bill Evans discusses how one might take the time to really learn the framework of a tune rather than going to Licks "R" Us. More…

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Dweezil Zappa sharing ideas at Reverb.com on how to get out of the typical pentatonic boxes. More…

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This is episode 2 for the contrary motion lick slices series I've started last week.… More…

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A brief improvisation lesson from Horace Bray. More…

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This weeks Try This! phrase is a 4 bar phrase consisting of mainly 16th notes and incorporates intervallic, pentatonic, and some chromaticism. More…

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A short but sweet minor (Maj7) line from Miguel Burney. More…