This week features an awesome jazz lick for you to use which I call the “Ornithology Lick”. This lick refers to Charlie Parker’s bebop composition Ornithology.

This lick uses the last 3-4 bars of Ornithology and works over a iii-VI-ii-V-I chord progression but is originally over a substitution to those changes. Essentially it’s a series of chromatic minor 7 chords starting on the iii and moving to the I chord.

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Get the free pdf of this lick in all 12 keys here.

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