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Watch the Coltrane's Dom7 online guitar lesson by Sheryl Bailey from 50 Essential Bebop Licks You MUST Know

We are now entering the world of symmetrical scales. Let's take a look at the symmetrical diminished series first. By its very nature, the symmetrical diminished scale lends itself to patterns. These patterns are based in minor 3rds. By employing the symmetrical diminished over a dominant 7, you are creating a dominant 7 b9#9#11 and 13 sound. This is a very dense and colorful sound and is easy to learn to hear because of its pattern-oriented sound. This one here is reminiscent of John Coltrane, but this one is essential to all jazz player's bag. You can use this lick on: F7, Ab7, B7 and D7.