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post Mar 31 2013, 03:00 PM
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Right now I am thinking about expanding my knowledge about fast licks/ scales/ runs etc..

Listening to the one or the other guitar shredder, I noticed that very often do the play the notes of a scale or lick simply in ascending or descending order, and there are hardly any "outside" notes (so notes you wouldn´t expect in that respective scale).

I think that Jazz or Bebop in particular might be very helpful to expand my lick collection, the problem I have now is that I don´t really know where to start or how to go about learning Bebop or Jazz improvisation.

Can enyone recommend me books, links, teachers etc. that deal with that kind of problem? And is there maybe something as a "lick library" that lists a lot of licks or explains how to improvise in Jazz?



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post Mar 31 2013, 04:31 PM
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Cheers mate! Check out this video that I made for you and please try the exercises I attached here smile.gif


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post Mar 31 2013, 04:36 PM
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I like this one biggrin.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Jazz-N...19-Bebop-Style/


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post Mar 31 2013, 05:52 PM
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Do you listen to jazz and bebop?
If not, you may be able to learn a lick or two but you'll never be able to apply it to anything.
I know that sounds negative but it's the truth. An analogy would be ... you field a ground ball at shortstop and then throw a football to the first bassman.
If on the other hand you're actually interested in jazz and learning a bit about it(?), that's another story.

Check into these:
Wynton Kelly 'Smokin at the Half Note' (with Wes Montgomery)
Pat Martino 'el Hombre'
Grant Green 'Idle Moments' and 'Green Street'
Jack Wilkins 'You Cant Live Without It'
Kenny Burrell 'Midnight Blue'
Django Reinhardt 'Hot Club' recordings



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post Apr 1 2013, 03:28 AM
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Hey mate! You are at GMC! Why would you need a book?? Everything is here! smile.gif
I'm not a Jazz Player, but I would start with the Jazz notes enormous series:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/search/ja...1/10/n/n/n/t/f/

There are also many Jazz Licks lessons here that can be very useful to get the vocabulary.


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post Apr 1 2013, 07:18 AM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Mar 31 2013, 04:52 PM) *
Do you listen to jazz and bebop?
If not, you may be able to learn a lick or two but you'll never be able to apply it to anything.
I know that sounds negative but it's the truth. An analogy would be ... you field a ground ball at shortstop and then throw a football to the first bassman.
If on the other hand you're actually interested in jazz and learning a bit about it(?), that's another story.

Check into these:
Wynton Kelly 'Smokin at the Half Note' (with Wes Montgomery)
Pat Martino 'el Hombre'
Grant Green 'Idle Moments' and 'Green Street'
Jack Wilkins 'You Cant Live Without It'
Kenny Burrell 'Midnight Blue'
Django Reinhardt 'Hot Club' recordings


Good point, Ken! They say you play what you listen to, in a lot of situations, so in order to play bebop, listen to this stuff, get it in your system and things will come much more naturally when you actually start learning to reproduce what you are hearing to an extent or another.


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post Apr 1 2013, 07:59 AM
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Great question, glad you are checking out Bebop!

Try starting with small, but very common, vocabulary like the Enclosure.

An Enclosure is when you take the note of a scale or arpeggio and before playing the note you want, the "target" note, you play one fret higher and then one fret lower, then your target note. So you enclose the target note of that line

And example of this would be Db-B-C where C is your target note.

You can work this through arpeggios to get that Joe Pass vibe in your lines. So rather than just play a C7 arpeggio like C E G Bb, you could play.

Db B C
F D# E
Ab F# G
B A Bb

Very easy to apply concept but it will allow you to bring that sound of inside-outside lines into your playing without having to learn long or complicated licks.

Not the end of everything in studying jazz that's for sure, but a great starting point that can springboard you off into other vocabulary in your study of Bebop.


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