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Whole Tone Chromatics Lick

Here is lick #3 from "50 Must Know Jazz Guitar Licks."

  • The whole tone scale is partly used here, and it can be played over a dominant 7th chord. You may also hear a lick like this in a jazz guitar solo over a 7th chord. 
  • Some of the notes found in the whole tone scale serve as alterations to a dominant, and these notes include the 9th, #11th, and #5th. 
  • Check out George Benson and Pat Martino for more examples.
  • Listen to the lick by watching the video below!

Whole tone scale chromatics jazz guitar lick

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