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Watch the Tiny Blues online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 5: Lick Lexicon

Tiny Blues - Lick 5 is a video guitar lesson presented by Tom Dempsey and is sourced from 50 Jazz Master Licks You MUST Know.


Tiny Grimes is a somewhat unrecoginized jazz guitarist. He played with Art Tatum from 1943-44 but also recorded with Charlie Parker. He played the tenor guitar which is a four stringed instrument. But the music and solos that he produced were very important to the lineage of the bebop jazz guitar movement. This one is from a blues solo that he took from a Charlie Parker recording. His use of sequential chromaticism gives us a different approach to improvisation within this period of jazz. Let's go check it out.