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5 Important 4-note Jazz Licks That Will Change Your Playing

4 note jazz licks are probably one of the most important tools for your jazz solos.
The 4-note jazz licks fit perfectly into the most common 4/4 bar.
In this video I explain 5 four note licks and make these usable in multiple situations.
Greats like John Coltrane made full concepts of playing shapes like this.

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10 LICKS USING 4 NOTE PATTERNS – IN THE 7 MOST COMMON KEYS
+ All Lesson Examples Transposed To The Alto Key

In this tutorial
00:00 The importance of 4 note jazz licks
00:55 Dm9 with a chromatic touch
02:12 G7 altered lick
02:47 Abm triad on G7
03:43 Use Bb7 as altered sound
05:00 Cmaj7 and Giant Steps
05:53 G7 = Db7???
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Triads – A Massive Boost To Your Solos
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COLTRANE PATTERNS – AMAZING, FLEXIBLE AND MELODIC FOUR NOTE SHAPES
https://youtu.be/DI0j5GI7kn4
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Learn And Play Giant Steps In 5 Easy Steps

Some say that Giant Steps is the most difficult tune in the world.
It is not – it is just unfamiliar!
Let’s get cracking at the Giant Steps changes and decipher them.
Play a solo on this amazing tune by following these easy steps.

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In this tutorial
00:00 Learn And Play Giant Steps In 5 Easy Steps
00:20 Giant Steps Truth
00:39 Step one – learn the solo
01:21 Get the chords right
03:03 The Best Start – how to practice Giant Steps
06:28 Giant Steps SCALES
07:48 Getting it together
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COLTRANE PATTERNS – AMAZING, FLEXIBLE AND MELODIC FOUR NOTE SHAPES
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https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/add-coltranes-amazing-melodic-four-note-patterns-to-your-playing/

Coltrane Changes – The most important Coltrane Structures https://youtu.be/MAb6hiWQ2qo
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My setup:
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Soprano – Yanagisawa Elimona

The most important melodic Coltrane structures – explained and how to use

The most important melodic Coltrane structures – explained and how to use
John Coltrane is one of the most amazing saxophone players in history. 
If you sound half as good as Coltrane you still sound amazing.
Coltranes ease of playing is still amazing to us.
I see Coltrane’s playing as inspiration for other musicians to learn and play with great flexibility, sound and passion. 

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In this tutorial
Why are Coltrane patterns so great, flexible, good sounding?
What are Coltrane patterns?
Which Coltrane patterns do we have?
Where to use – major 9 chord
Minor 9 chord
Dominant chords
How to practise basic Coltrane patterns
The Coltrane patterns practise module
Show, play and analyse a short solo on “Lazy Bird” – using Coltrane patterns
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3 scale patterns you must know
https://youtu.be/9pbr2VEo_0E

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Add Coltranes amazing melodic four note patterns to your playing

I think a lot of you will agree with me that listening to Coltrane is amazing. We probably all have one or more periods of time in Coltrane’s playing where we think he sounds amazing.
I really like most of his playing and that is also why I want to share my experiences with you on this.

In this video I look at the amazing 4 note patterns of John Coltrane and give you an easy “how to” add these to your playing.

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In this tutorial
What are Coltrane patterns?
3-5-2-1 pattern on major 7 chords
3-5-2-1 pattern on minor7 chords
3-5-2-1 pattern on dominant7 chords
3-5-2-1 pattern – how to practice technically
6-5-3-2 pattern – the most flexible pattern
Technical practice of the 6-5-3-2 pattern
More Coltrane patterns – the practice manual
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The most important melodic Coltrane structures – explained and how to use
https://youtu.be/MAb6hiWQ2qo

3 scale patterns you must know
https://youtu.be/9pbr2VEo_0E

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Mini keyboard for music notation – https://amzn.to/3sVufcWTenor saxophone: Selmer MKVI 82xxx
Mouthpiece is an old Otto Link Babbit – refaced from opening 6 to opening 8/8,5
Alto – The Martin Alto
Soprano – Yanagisawa Elimona
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Alto reeds –https://amzn.to/2Pwv8Lu
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