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

Encapsulation - Lick 15 is a video guitar lesson presented by Tom Wolfe and is sourced from 50 Hard Bop Blues Licks You MUST Know.


Another type of ornamentation comes directly from Charlie Parker and was used continually by Wes Montgomery in his playing. It is called encapsulation. This lick begins with the flatted-7th of the chord and leads to a final resolution on the major 3rd. You will notice that the phrase leads down to the 3rd, but before resolving, the phrase jumps below the 3rd coming up to the resolution. This top-bottom approach to a note is called encapsulation and is one of the primary ornamentations of bebop improvisation.