Easy Way to Play Jazz Guitar Lick With Bebop Scale

Hi, my name is John McClennan and I’m here today with Guitar Control and I’m excited to bring you this video. I hope you guys are doing fantastic. Let’s take a look at this lick. It’s slightly jazzy and it uses something that is called the bebop scale. Basically I think of this as being applied over a D7 or D9 resolving to a G major 7. So you have like, say, this chord, which I’ll just explain those two chords real quick. I’m on the 10th fret, 9th, 7th and 10th for the D9 with a root right here on the high string. And then resolving that to a G major 7, which the frets on this are 10, 9, 7, 7. The lick starts right off that five-chord, the D7 resolving to the G major 7 and it just comes down chromatically. Chromatically means in half steps. Already it just kind of has a jazzy sound to it. Here it is really slow. What’s happening at the end here is basically what I think of as an enclosure. So if you think of a chord, like the chord shape that I just showed you, G major 7, and you have this third finger here, which is a B natural, this note, and that is the third of a G major 7 chord. So what I’m doing is I’m playing above that note then below and then finally resolving. So it’s a sound that you hear in bebop jazz, that kind of thing, all the time. Again, it’s dipping into the language. So when you play things like that you sound legit right away. So that can be played over a D7 going to G; it can be played over an A minor, D7, G, like a full II V I, what they call in jazz II V I, and then it could also just be played over a G major 7 or a regular G. Be sure to check the links below for the tabs and we’ll catch you in the next video. Thanks. GET Jon Maclennan’s courses by clicking in the links below – GO!!! ➜

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