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1) The Cmaj7 chord is anticipated in the second bar.
II V I Lick
2) The first bar starts with a Dm chord shape. 2) This is the opening lick from 'Anthropology'. a standard written by Charlie 'Bird' Parker and John 'Dizzy' Gillespie.1) A lick from Charlie Parker's Donna Lee. Notice the 'Honeysuckle Rose' motif in the first bar. 1) The second bar of this major lick is played around a Cmaj7 chord shape. .
which gives an altered type of sound over E7 : b7. . In the second bar George plays a Abmaj7 arpeggio : 3. but sounds ok here because it is part of a series of arpeggios that are used to build tension. After the Abmaj7 arpeggio follows an Ab#5 triad arpeggio : 3. The use of a major 7 on a dominant chord is a bit unusual. 2) The first bar of the next lick uses a Dm7b5 arpeggio.V-I Licks 1) The first lick starts with a Cmaj7#5 arpeggio (E7b13) and continues in an A melodic minor scale. b13 and 1 going to the 9 of Amin. b13. You can hear this lick on the standard 'Stella by Starlight' on the CD 'Tenderly''. 7 and #9. 3 and b13. b9.
II-V-I Licks 1) The Fm7 chord here is substituted by Abmaj7 with a bit of chromatism. . 2) This very nice lick also comes out of 'Stella by Starlight' from the CD 'Tenderly''. Minor II-V-I Lick 1) This lick uses the C minor pentatonic scale.
. a typical Jim Hall technique that also inspired Pat Metheny. The licks works over an F pedal bass note and is basically a simple 6th interval pattern transposed down the scale.Minor Lick 1) This one uses the Ab minor blues scale. Shapes You Are 1) This lick was transcribed from the song 'Where or When' from the excellent Jim Hall & Tom Harrell album 'These rooms' (which is unfortunately hard to find). who uses similar kind of ideas.
The harmonic minor scale is a very common sound in jazz. . The harmonic minor scale is a natural minor scale with a raised 7th note (C# in this case) which gives us the 3rd for the dominant chord (A7) of the minor key.Minor II-V-I Lick 1) This lick works over a minor II V I and is based on the D harmonic minor scale. Played over the dominant chord the harmonic minor scale gives us tensions b9 en b13.
This is another way to create tension on the dominant chord : play a diminished scale that is a half step higher then the root of the dominant chord. It gives us the following functions on C7 : b9. You can hear this lick on the standard 'Joy Spring' on Joe Pass's CD 'Joy Spring'. Notes of the Db diminished scale : Db D# E F# G A Bb C (to create a diminished scale. what gives us the following functions : b3. alternate between whole steps and half steps). The lick is the pick up for the first solo chorus. II V I Lick . V I Minor Lick 1) Joe Pass plays a D minor triad arpeggio with an added 9 on the Bm7b5 chord. a must have CD for every jazz guitarist. b5. 13.V I Lick 1) Joe Pass plays a Db diminished scale over the C7 chord here. 5. what means that it comes back every minor third : Db diminished is the same as E diminished is the same as G diminished is the same as Bb diminished. b5. 4. The diminished scale is a symmetrical scale. On the E7 he plays an A harmonic minor scale. b7 and 1. b7. 3. #9.
Check it out if this CD is not part of your collection yet. it's a must have album for jazz players. The lick starts just before the first B part of the solo.1) This lick is transcribed from the Joe Pass composition 'Joy Spring' from the album Joy Spring. .