Welcome to Piglet Music’s “Jazz Lick of the Week”.

Here I will post some nice jazz lines to try, and if you like them, add them to your “jazz vocabulary”.
Keep a regular eye on the page and you’ll find easy to difficult, and dixieland to mainstream to be bop lines, and I will aim to provide backing tracks to play them to.
I keep an archive of all previous Lick Of The Week pages HERE.

For some more “in depth” jazz improv training, check out my Improv Books Here

But let’s get on with……….


Celebrating the launch of our new books simply titled “DIXIELAND”, here’s some solos to get your teeth into.

This page includes some “snippets” from the books for something to play over.

I’ve included here a chorus for Trumpet, Alto sax, and Trombone, and each comes with an “easy” and
“medium/advanced” level solo. (easy dixieland, but probably not for the beginning player!).

Included here are:
– pdf’s for the three instruments.
– A backing track with rhythm section only (fantastic “real” musicians this time, including piano, banjo, upright bass, and drums).
– demo tracks for each solo in case you’d like to hear how it goes.

Here’s the links:

Bb Trumpet PDF
Alto Saxophone PDF
Trombone PDF

Rob Booth

Track #1 (Backing track)

Track #2 (trumpet demo – easy)

Track #3 (trumpet demo – medium)

Track #4 (Alto sax demo – easy)

Track #5 (Alto sax demo – medium)

Track #6 (Trombone demo – easy)

Track #7 (Trombone demo – medium)


New To Piglet Music


Challenge your technique and jazz feel with our play-along books with backing tracks of real musicians including banjo, double bass, piano and drums. Including tunes such as “When The Saints” & “Down By The Riverside” you’ll play a couple of jazzed up melodies, and some notated improvisation type solos. (Available for trumpet, trombone and alto sax in easy and medium/advanced levels).
(Click on the books for a preview)


“Jazz Harmony Bundle!”

This well priced “feast” of jazz harmony has been one of our best sellers over the last few months. And so it should be! For only $9 you can not only get off to a good start with your jazz harmony, but also gain an insight into some more advanced topics. (It’s an excellent reference too if you’re following “Jazz Lick Of The Week”)
Since it’s been so popular we’ll keep the bundle at this special price for another month or two.

(Click on the books for a preview)


But most of all, please check in for our upcoming Jazz Licks”