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  1. distressed_romeo

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    I had this idea last night...

    Basically, we all contribute short jazz lines that we've either transcribed from CDs or developed ourselves. Hopefully after a while we'll have an big resource for lines you can use over all the typical jazz sequences (2-5s, 5-1s, 2-5-1s, 3-6-2-5-1s, 1-6-2-5-1s, Coltrane changes, chromatic descents, 12-bar, turnarounds, etc.).

    I'm not sure what the copyright laws are for things like this, so it may be best to just say who you got the lick from, rather than what specific recording you transcribed it from...

    I'll go first...

    Here's a Charlie Parker lick I transcribed last night that's played over a V7-I7 set of changes, although it would also work over a normal V7-I.
     

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    Mikey D SS.org Regular

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    What's .ptb file format?
     
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    Powertab.

    Google the name. It's free to download, and is pretty useful for notating stuff.
     
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    Here's a line over a Bb altered dominant chord. I've written the original chord voicing that inspired this line, but it'll work over any altered dominant voicing. I find this line flows best with economy picking, starting on an upstroke, but use whatever suits you.
     

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    Here's an outside-sounding line from Frank Gambale.
     

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    Mikey D SS.org Regular

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    I found this bad boy on the 'net...

    Enough altered lines to study for quite a bit of time.
     

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    Holy fuck, that's awesome!:yesway:
     
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    thanks both of you
     
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    MetalMike IKILLUWITHMYBALDHEAD Contributor

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    I just came across this lick:

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    It's nice as it is, but can also be easily expanded upon. :yesway:
     
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    A cool fingering for an A7#9 arpeggio. This sounds awesome in a rock-fusion context.

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    This should be a pretty familiar concept to those of you who're into the Derek Taylor school of legato playing.:)
     
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    A nice chromatic line for an F7 chord.
     
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    Not really a 'line' but here's a pair of nice voicings for a V-I change, courtesy of a Corey Christiansen book.
     
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    God Hand Apostle Tin Foil Central

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    A7alt

    e-----------------------------4--7--4-------------------------------
    b---------------------------5----------5--------------------------
    G------------------------5---------------5------------------------
    D---------------5--7--8---------------------8--7--5---------------
    A------------8---------------------------------------8-------------
    E----5--8--9-------------------------------------------9--8--5-----
    B-------------------------------------------------------------------



    An altered line I just came up with. Works equally well with economy picking (like Frank Gambale or Marshall Harrison play this sort of stuff) or legato (like Santiago Dobles and Derryl Gabel do).
     
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    That's one strange lick there DR!

    I moved it around a tad so it felt more akin to my usual playing style. I had to jack with the top end to make it strict economy / sweepable, but I like it. I hope you find it comfy too.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks :yesway:
     
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    Wow, interesting fingering approach there!:yesway:

    Actually, that lick was totally Gambale inspired, as I've been messing around with some of the fingering concepts from his 'Speed Picking' book recently.
     
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    Here's a whole bunch of jazz licks originally written for piano, so they'll give you a workout as well.
     

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