Jamie Holroyd Guitar

Jamie Holroyd Guitar

Minor 7th Licks Study for Jazz Guitar

Minor 7th Licks Study for Jazz Guitar

When learning minor 7th licks or any type of jazz licks, it is important to practice them in a musical context. This minor 7th licks study demonstrates how you can apply the minor 7th licks taught in different articles on this site into a musical situation.

Although each of the licks in this minor 7th licks study is featured in different articles, they may not sound exactly the same in this lesson. This is because I have adjusted them to sound musical using the concepts discussed in my ‘Introduction to Jazz Guitar Improvisation’ eBook.

The chord progression used in this minor 7th licks study is in the style of Miles Davis’ classic ‘So What’. But rather than been 32 bars this minor 7th licks chord progression is 16 bars.

This minor 7th licks etude comes with a demo recording and a backing track to practice the etude. Once you have studied and learned all the minor 7th licks in this solo I recommend using them as a basis for your own improvisation.

Rather than try and use all the licks in this article at once, practice one at a time over the different tunes that you are working on.

Click here to listen to backing track for the minor 7th licks study

Download the minor 7th lick study as a PDF

There are several concepts used in this study which are explained in their own lessons on this site. Links to each are included below this text.

What do you think of this minor 7th licks study? Share your thoughts in the comment section below the lesson.

 

 

 

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ocmars

Hi Jamie

Are you playing the 2nd minor lick (Bar 11) over an Eb _ 7 or over a F_7 ?
if youre playing it over an Eb_7 it means youre playing a major 3d (fret 8 B string) over a minor chord ??
lemme know

thanx
marc

Jamie Holroyd

Hey Marc, good to hear from you! Great observation and question. If an idea is musically strong enough, it will work. Like, the lick you mention is basically one idea repeated up two frets. It all depends on the situation. Hope this helps anyway.

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ocmars

THanx Jamie ill be back in touch soon

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mfodor

Cheers for the PDF.

BTW, the soundcloud backing track doesn't seem to exist anymore.

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Alan Knight

Hi again Jamie,
Thank you for these very useful licks, always good to have ideas
to add to the arsenal for one of those moments when the mind
goes blank even on a tune one knows backwards !
Keep up the good work please your offerings are quite inspirational.

Best, Alan

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bf

hi jamie

what are the 6 locked jazz chords
that glen rose uses

i know
that some are Major 7 chords
and 9 chords

bf

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