Brecker Chromatic Jazz Guitar Line Exercise

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Michael Brecker Chromatic Jazz Guitar Line Exercise

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This Michael Brecker sax line is an excellent exercise for alternate picking guitar technique. The key is to accent the 1st and 3rd notes [Downstrokes] as this will keep the chromatic 4 note “Even” groupings smooth.

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Michael Brecker Chromatic Jazz Guitar Line Exercise

The employment of chromaticism and target tones [deliberately “Even” for alternate picking] scale fragments and an arpeggio makes this an extremely useful exercise for linking together improvising ingredients.

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Michael Brecker Chromatic Jazz Guitar Line Exercise

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Michael Brecker Chromatic Jazz Guitar Line Exercise

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Jazz improviser approaches King Crimson/Fripp with Guitar Lesson

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King Crimson/Fripp Polytonal Guitar Lesson for the jazz improviser

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PDF FILE KING CRIMSON FRIPP GUITAR EXAMPLE:

In this short study/etude the jazz improviser looks at how to compose in the style of Robert Fripp and King Crimson with the whole tone scale’s major 3rds and employing polytonality with a polytonal picking guitar turn around:

HERE IS THE NOTATION/TAB:

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King Crimson Guitar Polytonal and Whole tone scale 3rds
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King Crimson Guitar Polytonal and Whole tone scale 3rds

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King Crimson Guitar Polytonal and Whole tone scale 3rds

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Michael Brecker II+ V7 I LICK LINE SIDE STEPPING/TARGET TONES

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Michael Brecker Jazz Sax II+ V7 I lick for Guitar [Improvising] Side Stepping/Target Tones

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In the first part of this line we see target tones and side stepping two classic characteristics of Michael Brecker’s jazz sax style.

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Michael Brecker Jazz Sax II+ V7 I lick for Guitar [Improvising] Side Stepping/Target Tones

In the next two bars notice the “Chromatic” movement:

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Michael Brecker Jazz Sax II+ V7 I lick for Guitar [Improvising] Side Stepping/Target Tones

Michael Brecker “LICK/LINE” in Full:

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Michael Brecker Jazz Sax II+ V7 I lick for Guitar [Improvising] Side Stepping/Target Tones

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