Welcome to episode 230 of the LJS Podcast where today I go over my 3 step LIT Process for learning and applying jazz licks. Learning licks and then copy/pasting them into your solos rarerly sounds natural, so we need to learn and apply them in a way that allows them to come out organically and expressed our own way.
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I’ve got a question for you.
Have you ever learned a jazz lick, maybe off of a record, or from some other resource? You were really excited about it, practiced it, it’s a great new idea that you can use in your jazz improv.
But when it finally came to actually applying it, maybe at a jam session or gig or just by yourself in a practice jam session, you weren’t really able to do it very well.
It just sort of sounded contrived, you’re basically copying and pasting it, maybe you couldn’t really time it right, couldn’t really fit it into what you are trying to do. It just didn’t sound very good and you sort of felt like, oh, that went to waste!
Well, we don’t really want to be using licks that way. Yes, we want to learn them, we want to learn new jazz language. But how do we actually play licks and learn licks so they come out organically in our solos?
That’s exactly what we are going to talk about in today’s episode. I’m going to teach you my LIT process for learning and applying licks in your jazz improv.
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