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The minor 7th chord, which is also known as the half diminished 7th chord, is a very interesting sounding sonority. It straddles between a minor sound and a diminished sound. Here we have a four bar min7b5 arpeggio lick that gets down to the nitty gritty. It's really a two bar lick played twice with two different endings. Coming up with ideas like this can lead to very musical types of phrases. You can get a lot of mileage out of licks like this in a variety of settings.