here´s a cool bebop turnaround lick in the style of charlie Parker!
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Hey, everybody, my name is John McClennan
and I’m here with guitarcontrol.wpmudev.host.
I hope you guys are doing fantastic.
What I want to look at today is a Bird
turnaround lick or Charlie Parker, who
is also known as Bird.
Charlie Parker, again, was one of probably
the most important bebop players of all time.
This was one of his licks that he used in a
turnaround. So just like in the blues, which
you may know, we have turnarounds like…
In jazz you have a turnaround as well.
So this chord, the chords that this lick is
going to be played over are E minor 7,
A7 sharp 5, D minor 7, G7, C major 7.
And they’re just real quick like this.
one, two, three, four; one, two, three,
four. And you’re in the key of C,
We’re going to start-out here on the 8th fret:
8, 6, 5, 4, 3; go down to the next string:
7, 6. Then up high here. So 6, 5, 8, 6, 5,
7, 5, 4. Again, I’m getting this nice note
here, color note, over the G7: 4, 3, 6, 5, 5.
And we end with this typical bebop rhythm,
ending on the and of 1. To me it says bebop.
All of those elements in there are so crucial
to the bebop sound. So practice this lick,
move it up and down the neck in as many keys
as possible and be sure the play the chords
as well so that you’re going to associate
the two together and you know how to use the line.
Again, for the tabs for this, just click
below at the link and we’ll see you guys
in the next video. One more time, here’s
Thanks for watching.