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JGT’s New Series – Ted Ludwig’s ‘Lick of the Week’ #2



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In this 2nd installment of Ted Ludwig’s Lick of the week, Ted Ludwig features a new jazz guitar lick – a ii-V7-I in the key of F Major.

And Happy Holidays from Ted!

This week’s Lick of the week is a ii-V7-I in the key of F Major. (G-9 C7b13 FMaj9) A common solution for improvising against the C7b13 is the use of the Tritone Substitution, in this case (Db-7 Gb9) is played over the C7Alt chord. The form that is used will lend itself to some beautiful quartal (4th) sequences. This pattern can be carried through the resolution to the FMaj9 by using the A-pentatonic scale. This is a fun way to create an interesting line with relative ease.

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