Watch the Aeolian Lick online guitar lesson by Tom Dempsey from Jazz Scales Handbook

The next musical idea we have here comes from the Aeolian mode. I'm presenting this over a very cool samba groove in A minor. Like the previous Lydian idea, here you'll discover a lick that is both consistent with the sound of the Aeolian mode while incorporating a level of sophistication with the use of syncopation that is a huge component of the sound of this music. While getting the notes down is very important, it is at least equally important to develop a strong rhythmic concept. This lick will start to get you headed down that path.