Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Beginner Jazz Guitar Lick #2 Bebop Scale

This guitar lick uses the same scale as yesterday the C Bebop Scale (maj7 version). Note carefully the rhythm and use of rests to make the lick swing a little harder. Again this is a swing rhythm. This lick is in the key of C and the chord progression is Dmin7 to Cmaj7. I'm just beginning to explore Jazz guitar myself so these licks will naturally be pretty basic. For more inspiration I recommend listening to other Jazz musicians especially other instruments. For the bebop genre you can't go wrong with the great Charlie Parker.