Watch the Stella's Starter online guitar lesson by Tom Dempsey from 30 Jazz Arpeggio Licks You MUST Know
One of the quintessential standards of the jazz canon is "Stella By Starlight". This tune begins with a iimin7b5-V7 chord in a minor key, just like we see here, so this lick can eventually be applied to that tune. Here we begin with an Em7b5 chord arpeggio followed by an A7 chord arpeggio. It gets right inside the sound of these chords while creating musical ideas.