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II V I Licks (jazz)

Justin Harding (1760) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

This is a lick from Joe Pass. This time we are looking a II V I in the key of G. (Am7, D7, GM7).

As you can see the V chord in a key of G for a II V I would be D7, but it is altered, so we will be using a D7#9b13 instead, of course other substitution chords can be used, any altered dominant chord for the D7 would sound nice.



In this lick Joe Pass is chromatically approaching the guide tones of each chord, by guide tones I mean the 1 3 5 7 of each chord. The 3 and 7 are the most important chord tones of any seventh chord, and you can see that Joe emphasis them more then any other tone from the chord.
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