KEYS TO IMPROV – V to I LICK

Here is a lick you can practice which fits nicely over the V7 – I (“five to one” or “SO7 to DO”) chord progression in major.    I like to swing it, but you can also play it straight.  You can experiment with different combinations of articulation, phrasing, and accent.   I always start these exercises slowly and gradually increase the tempo.  Right now, i am playing this one at quarter note = 115.    The range of starting notes for sax is given below the exercise.    If you are studying the “New Ears Resolution” ear training method, think of this lick in terms of:   Li Ti Re Ra Ti Do Ri Mi La Fi So Fa Le So Do.

SWINGIN 12 TONE ROW

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