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Watch the Chasin' The Five online guitar lesson by Fareed Haque from 30 Beginner Jazz Licks You MUST Know

Bebop focuses on getting in and out of chord tones in interesting and hopefully fun ways for the listener and player. These chromatic melodies with some cool rhythms in there really can light up a solo or tune. This lick is not too complex rhythmically, but is pretty straight forward, so once you have it, goof around with it!

I, and most jazz players, would rarely if ever play a lick straight up like we're presenting them here. Each lick has to change in context (guess that’s why they call it improvising!), but the mechanics are simple enough once you know the arpeggios, and can see how they are dressed up by chromatic notes. This lick once again ends on the 6th. So cool.