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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:06 am    Post subject: Lick of the Day Reply with quote

I miss writing my Weekly Jazz Improv Tips, but don't always have the time to post. However, I wanted to do something similar that won't be as time consuming.

Today marks the first Lick of the Day series I'm starting on my Youtube channel. I won't post them here every day (maybe once a week in the same thread to keep it tidy?). But, I hope you find some of them useful and add some value to your playing!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

too late

i already stole one of your licks from the SIK video

thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha! Nice Ron!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ba boolya do dot
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol-yes! I’ll have to do that one in this series just for you Ron!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As promised...only once a week on TH to keep it tidy:


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If you missed the others in the playlist and want to follow along-you can catch those here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/drklobz/featured
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy 4th of July and 2-for-1 Lick of the Day! The second lick is just for you Ron (ba boolya do dot)!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today's lick is one you can use over the blues, minor, and major key areas!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today’s Lick of the Day is a tongue/valve twister. It’s fun to play when you can get it up to speed!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s simple enough that you can do this one quickly in all Major and minor keys:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted to say, thanks for posting these.

It's funny, I've never really practiced jazz language in such "bite-size" pieces - I've always transcribed and practiced longer phrases. Of course, that is not only a lot more work and study, it also requires a huge amount of concentration, something I can't always muster in the evening after a long day of work.

These smaller pieces of jazz language are something I can work on at any time - and they're immediately useful in my improvisation. And best of all they aren't too taxing even at the end of the day.

In future, when transcribing, I'll start biting smaller pieces of language like this more often.

So anyway, thanks for posting and the nice practice inspiration. Cheers!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Turkle! I'm a fan of bite-sized learning. It's easy to retain and becomes that much more useful when you put it into context and play something slightly before it and slightly after. Trying to find how you can put it into context so it becomes a natural statement.

A few weeks back I did a Facebook Live video for my students on ways to practice the LOTD. I demonstrate the contextual portion on the 2nd half:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New month. New Lick of the Day. Today’s explores getting to the third using a descending chromatic motion. Some call it C.E.S.H. (chromatic embellishment of static harmony), but I use it over a number of harmonic situations.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today’s lick can be a great diatonic exercise in all 12 too!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't mind the sock puppet in today's Lick of the Day. I've moved over 5,000lbs (2.5 tons) of river rock in the past 36-72 hours and that can make you a little delirious!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today we are displacing the line by an eighth-note to create a longer idea out of a shorter one while generating some rhythmic interest:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm literally turning into my mother. Are you ready for today's Lick of the Day?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Connecting multiple tools together elongates lines and adds creativity. I'm using chromatic targeting, arpeggios, and the augmented triad to complete today's line.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diatonic and Chromatic Targeting work well together to create a nice melodic line.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a private student that' wanting to get into Jazz improv, but feels like there's so much info to digest that they feel like they're always getting thrown a curveball. So what do they do? They shut down and don't work on anything.

They're part of the reason why I do these Lick of the Day videos. They're short and digestible lines to try out. Play them in different keys, different harmonic situations, and try to play a little something before and after to put it into context. Is it the only way to improvise? Absolutely not. But, better to start in small bites than doing nothing at all.

Today's line: diatonic arpeggios connected with chromatic targeting.


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