Smooth Jazz Funky/Poppy “Blues” Backing Track

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Smooth Jazz Blues Backing Track

This Backing Track is at 90 Bpm:

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Smooth Jazz Blues Backing Track

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MICHAEL BRECKER JAZZ IMPROVISATION Lick Quick Analysis

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CHROMATICS AND CELL [TETRACHORD] REPLICATION 

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In this example can see how Michael Brecker weaves in and out of the harmony with a replicated cell that descends in minor 3rds.

4 note  cell

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2 cells descending in minor 3rds replicated

replicated cells in minor 3rds for jazz improvisation

We can now look at the whole line and see and hear where the descending replicated  cells in minor 3rds start and how they serve their purpose.

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John Mclaughlin “Dominant” D7#9 Fusion Guitar Lick analysis

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John Mclaughlin analysis of how to improvise over Dominant chords example

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Just another “Quick” fire lick today from legendary guitar great John Mclaughlin!

This is a short lick doubled in unison with strings [or synth] and played in double time. It employs strict alternate picking starting on a down stroke. The lick exploits two “Dominant” chords, D7#9 and D7#9#11.

John Mclaughlin Guitar Lick:

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John Mclaughlin analysis of how to improvise over Dominant chords example

Ascending John employs a simple pentatonic scale that exploits both the #9 [F natural] and the Major 3rd [F#]. Descending he employs the F melodic [jazz] minor scale.This is because the second dominant chord exploits the #11 [Ab]. It also creates an augmented flavour with the #5 [Bb] note]. This finally resolves to GMaj7#11 with an F#m9 arpeggio that finishes on the C# note [#11 of Gmaj7#11].

Although this line follows musical logic it is also slightly ambiguous which in turn creates an interesting and more original sound:

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John Mclaughlin “Dominant” Double Time Fusion Guitar Lick

VARIATION with Chromaticism:

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John Mclaughlin “Dominant” Double Time Fusion Guitar Lick

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