Brecker Chromatic Jazz Guitar Line Exercise

yt_logo_rgb_light CLICK SUBSCRIBE!

Michael Brecker Chromatic Jazz Guitar Line Exercise

PLEASE: Watch video above for detailed analysis:

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.

brecker-guitar-lesson-jazz-tab
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.

brecker-guitar-lesson-jazz-tab
Michael Brecker Chromatic Jazz Guitar Line Exercise

VARIATION: At End

brecker-guitar-lesson-jazz-tab

Michael Brecker Chromatic Jazz Guitar Line Exercise

Michael Brecker Chromatic Jazz Guitar DOWNLOAD:

IF THIS LESSON WAS OF VALUE TO YOU THEN PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO US ON YOUTUBE BELOW, THANKS!

John McLaughlin guitar 2 5 1 Variation Lick Lesson

yt_logo_rgb_light CLICK SUBSCRIBE!

John McLaughlin Guitar Lesson

Please watch video above for a more detailed analysis:

Hi Guys,

Here is another Alternate Picking John Mclaughlin jazz/fusion guitar lick. This is based on a variation of a 2 5 1 with F/Eb substituted for Dm7 going to G7#5b9 to CMaj7.

John-McLaughlin-Guitar -Lesson-example
John McLaughlin Guitar Lesson

As you can see above the first part employs the C melodic minor scale whilst the second part employs the C Harmonic minor scale.

The only odd note being a Bb [Not of C Harmonic minor scale] for colour and because the B natural has already been heard.

John-McLaughlin-Guitar -Lesson-example
John McLaughlin Guitar Lesson

The lick starts on a downstroke for strict alternate picking.

John-McLaughlin-Guitar -Lesson-example
John McLaughlin Guitar Lesson

FREE TAB NOTATION DOWNLOAD

IF THIS LESSON WAS OF VALUE TO YOU THEN PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO US ON YOUTUBE BELOW, THANKS!

John Mclaughlin ii v7 i chromatic jazz lick guitar lesson

yt_logo_rgb_light CLICK SUBSCRIBE!

John Mclaughlin Jazz ii V7 I Guitar Lick Lesson

PLEASE WATCH VIDEO ABOVE FOR EXAMPLES:

FREE PDF DOWNLOAD

John Mclaughlin establishes the Dm7 tonality and then chromatically slips into the altered sound with the EbmMaj7. The Eb note then resolves up to the E natural. The resolution is finally established the F major arpeggio to create Dm7.

John, Mclaughlin, ii V7 I, jazz, guitar, lick, tab
John Mclaughlin Jazz ii V7 I Guitar Lick Lesson

In the next bar John employs Db Lydian Harmony over the G7b5 chord. [The b5 of G7 of course being the Db note]. John keeps the G natural note to establish G7 and at the same time establish the #11 of Db harmony.

John, Mclaughlin, ii V7 I, jazz, guitar, lick, tab
John Mclaughlin Jazz ii V7 I Guitar Lick Lesson

Full Lick:

John, Mclaughlin, ii V7 I, jazz, guitar, lick, tab
John Mclaughlin Jazz ii V7 I Guitar Lick Lesson

LICK VARIATION:

John, Mclaughlin, ii V7 I, jazz, guitar, lick, tab
John Mclaughlin Jazz ii V7 I Guitar Lick Lesson

John Mclaughlin Short ii V I Jazz GuitarLick:

John, Mclaughlin, ii V7 I, jazz, guitar, lick, tab
John Mclaughlin Jazz ii V7 I Guitar Lick Lesson

IF THIS LESSON WAS OF VALUE TO YOU THEN PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO US ON YOUTUBE BELOW, THANKS!