One of the most important things a jazz musician can do is learn jazz language. Jazz language is simply the vocabulary used by jazz improvisers, and there are many ways to go about learning it. One way is by learning licks. Licks are short phrases, usually extracted from a particular chord progression or chord. Learning licks has many benefits. If you are learning them by ear which is the best way you are exercising your ear and strengthening it.
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Like many of you I'm a plateaued intermediate guitar player. Somewhere squarely between beginner and music school virtuoso that knows complex harmonies and makes jazz look easy. In other words, 15 years of guitar experience as a hobbiest with a real day job and a family. I'd like to share some wisdom with you, that only clicked for me in the last year or so about how to learn, practice, and become an improviser.
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What could you possibly gain from it? But more importantly, you should listen to the music you like, just as much as you practice it. This will help you develop an intuitive sense of continuity in improvisation and composition.
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