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Diminished Licks Over an E7 Groove

Christopher Sung (9641) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Advanced · Tempo: 220
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5

When you're playing over a static type of groove, you can create some interesting phrases by using parts of the diminished scale to give your lines a unique flavor. All the examples in this lesson are for an E7 type of static groove. In this context, we can use the E Half-Whole Diminished Scale which means E, F, G, G#, A#, B, C#, D. In this first example, we use a John Scofield type of lick in measure 2 to really get things going...
Diminished Licks Over an E7 Groove
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