Watch the Sco's Neighbors online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 5: Lick Lexicon

Sco's Neighbors - Lick 40 is a video guitar lesson presented by Tom Dempsey and is sourced from 50 Jazz Master Licks You MUST Know.


Another pivotal figure in the world of modern jazz guitar is John Scofield. He too is a former member of Miles Davis' group from the 70s and 80s. Sco's approach to playing incorporates a bit more of an angular concept with large interval skips within his chromatic lines. His sound is also distinctive playing a semi hollow body Ibanez guitar for most of his career and utilizing a variety of sounds through pick up choices and effects. Check out this ii-V-I idea inspired by one of John's performances and notice how he uses neighbor tones and large skips in a unique way to create tension and definition at the same time.