Welcome to Play Jazz Guitar 5: Lick Vocabulary for intermediate to late Intermediate students of Jazz guitar.
This Jazz Learning Path core course is presented by 2 top TrueFire educators: Frank Vignola and Sheryl Bailey.
The Lick Vocabulary curriculum is comprised of select Jazz guitar lessons from the educators’ existing TrueFire course libraries.
Music is a language. In the same way that words and sentences are connected to form stories, musical licks and phrases are connected to form solos. And just like any language, the more robust your musical vocabulary is, the more interesting and diverse your solos will be. The video guitar lessons in this core course will equip you with an essential vocabulary of licks along with the technical skills required to take your soloing skills to the next level.
Play Jazz Guitar 5: Lick Vocabulary is organized into 3 sections. In the first section, Sheryl Bailey shares key bebop principles for arpeggios, voice leading, the swing feel, syncopation and common tones. In Section 2, you’ll apply those principles learning 6 bebop licks for 2-5-1 minor and 2-5-1 major applications. Frank Vignola stokes up your jazz lick vocabulary in Section 3, with 18 essential jazz licks in a variety of styles.
When you’ve completed the lessons here in Lick Vocabulary, you’ll find more lessons focused on building your vocabulary in Lick Lexicon, also a Play Jazz Guitar 5 core course.
The educators demonstrate all of the key examples over jam tracks (where and when applicable) to simulate a real-world application, in a musical context. All of the key examples are also tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes.
You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can play, loop or slow down the tab and notation as you work through the lessons. Plus, you’ll have all of the available jam tracks to work with on your own.
Take as much time as you need to work through each video guitar lesson before moving on to the next lesson. If you want to dig deeper or wider into any of the topics covered in this core course, check out the recommended supplementary courses in your learning path where you’ll find more examples, techniques and insight from top TrueFire educators.