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……….


Here’s another Dixieland solo you might like to have a play over.
This week I’ve included 2 choruses of solos over “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”, plus a chorus of the melody out. It may serve the purposes for you of simply some reading material, or help with some stylistic development if you’re newish to jazz, or you may take away some licks from it.

Of course, if you enjoy this small sample you’ll enjoy the Dixieland book even more! (see link below).

As with week #12, I’ve included here a chorus for Trumpet and Alto sax, 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 instruments.
– A backing track with rhythm section only (fantastic “real” musicians, 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

Rob Booth

Track #1 (“Just A Closer Walk” backing track)

Track #2 (trumpet demo – easy)

Track #3 (trumpet demo – medium)

Track #4 (Alto sax demo – easy)

Track #5 (Alto sax demo – medium)


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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”