Welcome to Jazz Lick of the Week #16 where this time we are learning a minor ii-V-i lick that resolves to a minor 6 chord. The diatonic one chord is usually a minor 7 in a minor ii-V-i, but jazz musicians will sometimes play a minor 6 instead.

Here it is:

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Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publications “500 Jazz Licks” and “Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar.” To learn more, visit www.brentvaartstra.com.

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