Jazz Guitar Licks
Video Lessons


Jazz Guitar Licks : Part One



Here's how to get more material into your playing
without having to memorize lick after lick...

The three licks in this video constitute a basis for the vast majority of jazz lines in history. They're the foundation to most of the music ... from Bach to Tom Harrell (no kidding!)

Learn those easy II-V-I licks so you can create thousands of your own and make sense out of your favorite jazz licks and solos on recordings.

Also, make sure you check out Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony.

This is, in my humble opinion, the quickest way to learn and understand the language of jazz... word by word!


Jazz Licks : Part Two


This one a follow-up video where everything from the
previous one is applied to the minor ii-V-i progression.

Learn them so you can create thousands of your own minor ii-V-i licks and make sense out of minor jazz licks and solos on recordings.

Also, make sure you check out Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony for more jazz guitar licks and ideas...

This is, in my humble opinion, the quickest way to learn and understand the "minor part" of the language of jazz... no altered scales, no complicated terminology... just good stuff!


The Bebop Lick


A classic lick that's the core of jazz vocabulary. It's can be heard on almost every jazz solo (in one form or another.) Learn this one and try to incorportate it into your own style of improvisation.

Also check out How to Play Bebop books (by David Baker), his teaching are based around lines similar to this one.