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Favorite Jazz Lick of All Time

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Learning some micro language over jazz standards a.k.a. licks can be really helpful to get some musical ideas to guide you along so that you can further create your own musical ideas over chords in chord progressions.

So in today’s video, I’m going to share with you my favorite lick that I’ve ever learned and why.

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25 Easy Jazz Licks

Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."


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