Watch the Minor Groove online guitar lesson by Tom Dempsey from 30 Jazz Arpeggio Licks You MUST Know
The "Minor Groove" lick is based on the sound of a minor 6th chord. This is an eight bar idea that once again can be subdivided into smaller ideas to add to your repertoire. Here it is played over a static Dmin6 chord in a modal fashion à la "So What" and/or "Impressions". Being able to play musically over static chords can be surprisingly challenging. This lick offers you some insight into how this can be accomplished successfully.