Pat Martino Guitar Lick Over a Jazz II V I Chord Progression

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Hey guys!

In this guitar lesson, Jon MacLennan will teach you a pretty

basic Pat Martino lick over a II V I chord progression…

Hope you like it!!!

What’s happening everybody?
This is John McClennan and I’m here
with guitarcontrol.wpmudev.host, bringing you
this video blog. What we’re going to
look at today is a 2-5-1 line by
Pat Martino. It demonstrates some
interesting bebop formula and you
may, if you’re just starting to get
into jazz, you’re going to want to
practice playing over 2-5-1.

Let me just start out showing you
the chords that this goes over.
D minor 7, G7, C major 7. So those
are just some stock shapes that you
can play and the lick is going to
start here on the 6th fret and then
we right away jump down to the 7th
fret here. So that right away sounds
like D minor to me.

Now, all of a sudden, chromatically
we get down to G7. That’s another typical
bebop formula right there where you’re
thinking about an enclosure of this note
B natural. And then outlining a G7 flat
minor arpeggio. Another bebop formula;
the same thing.

In fact you can hear this chord resolving to —
this is a G7 flat and I’m using my thumb here.
This will be 3rd fret, 3rd fret, 4th fret,
5th fret, 4th fret, resolving to that
C major 7 chord.

Again, be sure to click the link for the
tab so you can clarify if you have any questions.

But let’s try the lick again slowly.
One more time. Maybe you want as a
variation going down there to a
C major 7 to the 5th. Ending with
that bebop kind of typical phrasing.

Once again, my name is John McClennan.
Thanks so much for watching.
We’ll see you next time.