LJS 128: 3 Hip 2-5-1 Licks for You to Practice

Welcome to episode 128 of the LJS Podcast where today we are exploring 3 hip 2-5-1 licks. Learning licks is always a good practice for learning jazz language, and 2-5-1 chord progressions are arguably the most common in jazz harmony. This is a great episode to help you take action and practice. Listen in!

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My entire goal for today’s episode is to give you one task to go out and practice. So I keep it short and to the point.

I go over 3 hip 2-5-1 licks that you can work on and take through all 12 keys.

It’s always a great idea to take small micro pieces of jazz language (licks) and work them in different keys. As a result, you will have internalized that lick, and improved your flexibility with it.

Here’s each lick I go over in this episode:

Lick #1

2-5-1 jazz lick

Lick #2

altered jazz lick

Lick #3

chromatic 2-5-1 jazz lick

I hope you take me up on my challenge and take one of these through all 12 keys. Let me know how it goes in the comments below!

Important Links

30 Steps to Better Jazz Playing

LJS 117: How to Practice Licks in all 12 Keys

30 Stepsto Better Jazz Playing

4 COMMENTS

  1. Your Podcasts with lessons & advice are so valuable Brent. Episode 128, practicing the 2 5 1 licks over the 12 keys is challenging and so rewarding. Huge thanks.

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