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This jazz lick combines arpeggios, a bebop scale line and wide interval arpeggio using chord shapes
a) E Maj7 arpeggio (D# E G# B)
b) Bebop scale line (D# D C# B)
c) F# Major triad (A# C# F# A#)
d) G# minor triad (B G# D# B)
e) G# minor7 drop-2 voicing (B F# G# D#)
f) ending on F# (the 9th of E Maj7)
This phrase is inspired by the music of Julian Lage, Guthrie Govan, John Stowell, Carl Verheyen. You can use this phrase as a basis for different lines that use wide intervals.
Practice this line slowly first and then with the metronome, learn to play it faster and more fluid. Take your time.
In addition to working on this line, try writing your own lines and licks to get more benefit from this lesson. If you’re really up for a challenge, learn each line in as many positions as possible on the guitar and play it in different keys. Good luck!