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Watch the Squeaky Pedal online guitar lesson by Fareed Haque from 30 Beginner Jazz Licks You MUST Know

This lick puts the root under the chromatic lick instead of on top of it. With any of these licks, make sure you are "seeing" the arpeggio of the chord under the lick. Each note of the lick is either passing between or hitting notes in the chord. The arpeggio of the chord lays out all of the chord tones, and the lick will be using notes from the arpeggio as well as passing notes between the notes of the chord.

Rhythmically, don't hesitate to count out loud. It helps to really understand where and what the rhythms are for each lick. Scatting has always been a big part of jazz music, so sing your licks out loud, count 'em, dance 'em, make 'em swing!