Watch the Minor Vamp online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from 50 Jazz Guitar Licks You MUST Know

This lick is built on the A minor 9th arpeggio, which can also be viewed as a Cmaj7 arpeggio with an added 9. This classic jazz riff - beginning on the 2nd and ending on the 9th - is a must know, so learn it in each position and remember that it sounds great over both A minor and its relative major, C.