Easy Bebop Guitar Lick Over A Jazz Chord Progression

Hey guys,

Here´s a cool bebop guitar lick over the most common jazz chord progression!

The II V I…

Hope you like it…

Hey, everybody, my name is John McClennan
and I’m here with guitarcontrol.com,
bringing you this video blog. What I’d
like to show you today is a typical II V I
lick that you might hear Charlie Parker play.
Charlie Parker, again, was one of the pillars
of the jazz, bebop era. This lick demonstrates
some very typical bebop formula.

We’re going to start the chords that this
is being applied over, it’s what’s called
a II V I, which again is about 75% of jazz,
one of the most common chord progressions.
D minor 7, G9, C major 7. And the lick starts
right up here on the 8th fret and what I’m
doing here is 8, 10, 7, 10, 9, 7, very
typical sounding jazz.

And then what I’m doing here is 9, 7, 10, 8,
and then this little total jazz inflection,
9, 11, 9, sliding to 8. So you’ve got a
pull-off to a slide. And then you’re resolving
here on the C major 7, ending on one-and.
Again, a typical bebop rhythm that you’re
going to hear. So one-and, two, three, four.

Here it is one more time, slow. Then up to speed.

All right, well, be sure to click the link
below for the tab for this Charlie Parker
lick and we’ll see you in the next lesson.

Bebop Guitar Lick Lessons

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