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Super Hip Sonny Rollins Blues Lick

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Learning jazz language is super important for becoming a better jazz improviser. And when it comes down to getting the biggest bang for your buck, I always suggest learning a “lick”, or a short musical idea, from a jazz musician you love.

In today’s video I teach you a lick from one of my favorite saxophonists, Sonny Rollins. This hip Sonny Rollins lick is over a ii-V-I chord progression, and you’ll see why I like it so much. Happy practicing!

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Brent Vaartstrahttp://www.brentvaartstra.com
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com 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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