The key to understanding this is to look where the little target tones/enclosure motif/melody starts.
Here we have two.
The first is “OFF” the BEAT
and the second is “ON” the beat
Example 1: “Off Beat” classic target tone/enclosure set-up
Example 2: “On the beat” and in the bar set-up in the improvised line [Target tone/Enclosure]
What you will notice is that the Chord tones are “on” the beat [Strong] whilst the chromatic or unessential notes are “Off” the beat.
This is the key to how it works and how to create beautiful flowing lines easily!
Full Target tones/Enclosure Jazz Chromatics improvisation lick/line
PART 2: Longer lines.
Exercise 1: “Off beat” enclosure starting on the 5th string of the guitar creating chromatics for a fluid jazz improvised line.
Notice: After the first “Off beat” enclosure there are two more set-ups for enclosure starting “On” the beat. Both starting on the 3rd beat.
Off beat set-up
Set-up “On” the Beat
Variation: Starting the Enclosure/Target tones from the 6th string of the guitar.
As before we start with an “Off-beat” and then employ two more sets of enclosure “On” the beat. Both starting on the 1st beat of the bar.
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