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Blues & Jazz Licks on Pop
Time to use some chromatic licks in addition to our blues scale notes. In this case, we still use the same "box" pattern of our C Blues scale, but we also add some strategically placed passing notes in between. Note how, whenever possible, the note that occurs on the beat is either hammered or pulled. This type of slurring is common in jazz and works well with this type of chromaticism. Also note the descending C Major arpeggio in the first half of measure 2. The C Major over the Bb rhythm chord also contributes to this "jazzy" type of feeling.