Jazz Lick Over Giant Steps

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How’s it going, guys? My name is John McClennan
and I’m here with guitarcontrol.wpmudev.host, bringing
you this video lesson. We’re looking at some
lines over “Giant Steps”, John Coletrane’s standard,
today. These will be some licks that will get you
through those first four bars. They are original
lines here that I wrote and I want to have you practice
them and it will help develop your ear and also just
show you how to navigate chord changes on the guitar.

The first lick we’re looking at here is coming off a
B major 7. Be sure to click the link below for the tab.
But here we go. We’re going to go… So this is 1-2-4-1
and this is a real crazy line for D7. It’s 5-2-3-2 and
then you resolve to G major 7. And then up a 6th here
to E, the 2nd fret. And then that kind of just outlines…
I’ve got 3-2-5-4, pull-off and that’s going to B flat
because after that G, B flat 7, going to B flat major 7.
So you have — and that’s a typical bebop thing. You might
have that kind of sound. That’s a cool lick coming off
E flat, so 5-4-6-6-3. Slowly, one more time.

Then, as a variation, which this is what’s written in
the tab, you go… Which would be 4, slide to 6 and then
8-6-8. So that whole lick would come out of the voice
leading finger, this riff. And then you do a II-V-I
and you can resolve here. So this would be 4-5-8-5-7-5-7-5
and then you can resolve here because the next chord is
G major 7. So that would be dropping that last note,
5, down a half step to 4 to finish the phrase.

So the whole lick slowly is… So a really cool line.
Get’s you through the first four bars and click the link
below and we’ll see you in the next lesson. Thanks.

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