Watch the 30 Smokin' Jazz Licks online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from 30 Smokin' Jazz Guitar Licks You MUST Know
Hi, I'm Frank Vignola, and welcome to 30 Smokin' Jazz Licks You MUST Know! One of the keys to learning how to improvise freely is to first build a large vocabulary of licks, over a variety of jazz styles, which you'll eventually make your own. This collection of 30 Smokin' Jazz Guitar Licks includes many of my own licks that I have developed over the years after "stealing" ideas from the greats.
For example, I'll show you a flat 9 - sharp 9 lick that was inspired by playing with beboppers like Herb Ellis and Joe Pass, a saxophone-inspired lick, an octave lick á la Wes Montgomery, smokin' smooth jazz licks, greasy double stop licks, blues inspired bebop licks, flat nine flurry licks, and of course Django inspired diminished and whole tone licks.
I'll perform each of the licks over a backing track and then I'll break them down note-by-note emphasizing the harmonic approaches and techniques in play. Everything is tabbed and notated, plus you'll get all of the jam tracks to work with on your own.
Grab your guitar and let's dig in!