This is a cool lesson Stephane! I should start learning stuff in this style it's really growing on me atm, keep up the great work, man i feel mellow now.
Great tone and phrasing Stephane:)!
Awesome work man! Gotta switch to my neck pup and jam now...
Thanks Stephane. Your technique looks smooth!
Awesome phrasing, Stephane! Great lesson
Very smooth Jazz sounding Stephane. Great job !
Great lesson Stephane! Your sound and playing are so smooth!
Tasty playing, awesome
Nice phrasing mate
Glad you like it, guys !
It's means me a lot to me, thanks !
great lesson! nice licks!
Superb jazz lesson Stephane - thanks!
Wow, Stephane! Awesome playing, phrasing and fantastic backing!
nice jazz funk stephane.great job
This is fantastic, maybe the best jazz lesson on GMC.
Ahh, I love this kind of jazz, and this is an awesome lesson! Please make an another one as smooth as this!
Awesome lesson Stephane. Great feel.
wow nice! super fresh! awesome! im officially a fan
Great groove and great quality of the lessons overall! Keep up the good work!
wow cool! love those kind of licks
Thanks guys, it's a real pleasure for me !
More lessons to come, in this style & others...
I love this Stephane!
Excellent phrasing, very tasteful! :-)
I love The Jazz,I love this lesson! Thanks my Friend!
Really funky. Great tone and phrasing. Cool Benson like lines
Beautiful playing Stephane, you're doing an awesome work , this one goes directly to my bookmarks and I promise a video with my take a.s.a.p.
Thanks a lot!
Great Phrasing, It was a big pleasure for my ears, can't wait to hear more from you
Ps: There's a little "mistake" in video 2's tablature in the beginning... it's -7-9-10-instead of -7-8-10-
Very tasty! Now, this is something I would like to listen to, if it was a full track (which would be a great idea)
Sounds really cool, great lesson
Gr8 lesson Some great playing on there and cool licks. Gonna try and give it a go
Great lesson Reminds of Lee Ritenour occasionally
hi Stephane I liked that lesson since it's on dm7 what other chords progression can I had to it
Hi man, thanks for the comment!
We are in the key of CMajor and D-7 is the second chord (Dorian mode).
All the licks works great on the following chords :
V7 > G7
VII > B-7b5
IV > FM7 (#11)
You could also try to play some licks over a II-7 / V7 / IM7 (D-7 / G7 / CM7) but take care when you resolve on the IM7 chord.
Hope it helps!
very nice lesson stephan. your technique is wonderful and sooo smooth. that's the point we have to be at in order to move around fluently. thanks so much for such great stuff.
Im really enjoying these. It's hard to find lessons in the style of John Scofield.
Nice licks! the 7 8 10 7 8 10 run should be 7 9 10 7 9 10
Hey Stephane, Where do I download the PDF of the standard notation for this Jazz funk lick. I don't see it as an option. I don't read tab. John
hello deanwork - you can download the GuitarPro file - above the backing tracks, as it contains standard notation
thanks a lot for this lesson, sounds great and will help me to go forward !.
Rico (from France)
Hey Rico - this also happens to be one of my favorite lessons from Stephane! Thanks for the nice thoughts!
I would like to know more about the context of the licks , looking at the backing track the keyboard seem to perform a Csus4 and B7b5 chords in the third and forth beats . Does C mixolidyan and Bb Lydian b7 scales fit in those beats as well D Dorian and D minor Blues?
Hey mate, I will try to give you an answer regarding this, based on my perspective on things You don't have enough time to emphasize the modes you stated, although they are correctly assumed in respect to the relationship with the chords. The only approach would be to play the exact characteristic scale degree of the mode played over the chord that spans over the shortest time and then maybe emphasize notes from the mode that can be played over the next one Or you can just stick to the indications and don't bother with playing with the changes. It's all up to you. So remember, there are two approaches - play the Dorian or the blues mode or the other approach, in which you follow each chord change. This one is more difficult, because you have to choose wisely in respect to the notes you throw in, based on what you want to emphasize Hope this helped!
Here is some ideas of jazz phrasing over a funk/groove backing track. The backing is a Dm7 vamp and I used mostly a mix of D dorian mode, D blues/minor pentatonic scale, arpeggios and some chromatic passing note.
You could develop and improve your musical vocabulary by learning licks, studying solos or making solos transcriptions of guitar player, sax, trumpet etc... It's the best way of learning the Jazz articulation & vocabulary.
Hope these licks will help you to build your own individual language.
- Rhythm placement is very important.
- Try to make your own patterns.
- Transpose these ones in other keys.
- Listen to Jazz players...
...and of course, have fun !