I got this comment on another one of my videos this week and it really got me thinking.

And it says, “But when you learn licks in isolation it’s hard to fit them into your solo without it sounding awkward. Some licks are only good because they were previously developed by the soloist.”

And I totally agree with that. A lot of people use jazz licks as copy and paste ideas to throw into their solos and as a result, it sounds awkward, doesn’t sound natural, and it doesn’t sound musical.

So, in today’s video, I’ll be going over how I believe you should learn jazz licks and how to use them effectively in your jazz solos.

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Further Reading:

Jazz Improvisation Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Guide

30 Stepsto Better Jazz Playing

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