Video lesson - jazz lick going from I to IV

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  1. rotren

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    Sounds like you have a pick up note at the start, I would advise counting in to make it a little clearer. That would make it easier to tell where the chords change.

    Also, the lick is about 3 bars long. I think you say it's Bb7 | F7 | Bb7 | Eb7 for the chords, I don't know if that's right. I'm hearing Bb | Bb7 | Eb7 | Bb7- the difference is where the Eb7 is, I hear that at the end of the line leading back to Bb7. Does that make sense?
     
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    It is Bb7 | F7 | Bb7 | Eb9, but the lick ends on the 4th bar, on the Eb9 chord. There is a count-in click on the video.
     
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    I guess either will work, since in my example, we are ending on the 9 of the chord (Eb9), where as your example, we are ending on the 5 of the chord (Bb7). Thanks for taking the trouble putting that up! :)
     
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    Sure, no problem. It's that 3rd bar that's throwing me off, I'm really not hearing Bb7 there. Sounds like an Fmin9 arpeggio which is often used over Bb7, but I think Eb7 works there.
     
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    +1 for rockinrob. I hear it the same way - the Bb7 under the 3rd bar sounds forced. In the 2nd bar the F7 works but the Bb7 sounds more natural.

    I like the lick! Thank you both.
     
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    It would help me to see you play the lick against a recording of the progression, maybe toward the end there. Nice stuff though, thanks.
     
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    Very good stuff as always, keep it up, I get a lot from your lessons Robert.
     
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    The idea of Bb7 for the 3rd bar is that since the lick has the 6th, #5 and 5 there, it sounds a bit like the chord is a Bb7#5, which leads well into the Eb7. But whatever works! There is no right way to play something like this, as long as it resolves nicely and it sounds cool, use it over just about any chord progression.
     

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