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 our Improv Books Here

But let’s get on with……….


This weeks lick(s) are from the minor II V I.

The type of chords typical in this progression include the m7(b5), and the 7(b9). This progression comes up all the time in jazz standards, and as we’ll see here today it makes up a lot of the changes to “Autumn Leaves”.

For the licks, chord changes to Autumn Leaves, and a more detailed description, click on the link appropriate for your instrument. Once you have your pdf and have had a read of it, use the following audio to play the lines to.

Bb Treble Instruments PDF
C Treble Instruments PDF
Eb Treble Instruments PDF
C Bass Instruments PDF
French Horns PDF

Backing track for Lick of the Week #1.