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do you know "the lick"?


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That is great. I had to repost this. This is funny. I am going to try to play the lick in as many songs as possible tonight. I'll see how it goes.

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And the funny thing is, the lick is so boring and unmemorable, that anyone can play it without worrying about the audience going, "hey, that sounds like..."

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Sounds like the first few measures of "Ornithology."

 

I'm amazed that:

* nearly all of them were in the same key, or only 1 step away,

* someone took the time to find all these instances,

* so many of those players had this look of rapture on their face like they were channeling Yanni or something.

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And the funny thing is, the lick is so boring and unmemorable, that anyone can play it without worrying about the audience going, "hey, that sounds like..."

 

You are making one of my points- complaints about how jazz is taught and in turn conceptualized. It may have started with Dennis Sandole, Coltrane's teacher- I'm not sure. Coltrane has been a "hero" of mine, but people imitate his methods without being him ( a very complete musician improvisor blues man )

The Slonimsky book was made popular because of its association with Coltrane. It is a very math like approach a la 2345341 etc.

What happened to the exclusively MUSICAL thing called MELODY? Never boring if played right

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In all my years of playing jazz and other stuff I can honestly say I've never played that "lick" in an improvised solo. Now I might have read it as part of a big band chart or some other context on an ensemble part.

 

I probably play stuff that could be considered derivative of something else but this "lick" ain't one of them.... :D

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I'm amazed that:

* nearly all of them were in the same key, or only 1 step away,

I know, right??!! That was the first thing I thought when I saw this vid.

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