Watch the Minor Bop online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 5: Lick Vocabulary

Minor Bop - Lick 23 is a video guitar lesson presented by Frank Vignola and is sourced from 50 Jazz Guitar Licks You MUST Know.


Here we explore the use of neighboring tones - starting on a chord tone, playing the notes above and below it, and then repeating the process with the next chord tone. Most of the greats have really mined this concept as it offers a nice change of pace from relying on scales or arpeggios for improvisations.