Check This Bebop 251 Lick!

In this lesson, you're going to learn how to play a bebop style 251 lick. It's from a Charlie Parker solo over "All The Things You Are". It's quite a fast-paced lick that might take some practice to get it under your fingers.

It's actually more of a V-I lick since nothing is played on chord 2. It makes use of approach patterns, chromaticism, modes, arpeggios and all sorts of cool stuff - a great start for learning the bebop language!

Lesson Summary:

  • See a demonstration of the lick and also hear the original recording
  • Learn some possible voicings for a 251
  • See the lick broken right down and analyzed every step of the way
  • Finish with some tips about transcribing licks

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