Licks

Licks and Grooves

Just what is a lick? Licks are part of the language of all musical forms and styles. Classical, rock, country, pop, jazz- they all have licks in them. Licks are like phrases that you hear every day. "How's it going?" "What's up?" Phrases that that will always be in use.

You just have to know where and when to use it. Same goes for licks.

Oscar Peterson is the master of the jazz piano lick. His personal library of licks have been copied for years!

A musical statement that has been played by everyone and is still OK to use when appropriate. In fact, sometimes you need to use them. If you are on a session or a gig and you are playing Nat Cole's version of "Route 66", there's a lick that goes with that song. Endings, beginnings, stylistic, the list of licks is endless.

Licks are a basic part of the jazz vocabulary and you need to know some of them if you want to gig.

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can u post some licks & grooves I can't find ny but it would be very helpful.

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If you want to be the best, only you can do it. We have great resources these days. Go to youtube, find your favorite pianist, and learn a tune from watc...

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click on "list Files"...

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Where are the licks?...

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I got it Dr. W. Thanks..!!...

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To me, it only makes sense if your "words" or "licks" are used to express an idea. For example, the words I am typing right now, work ...

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Dr.W, if a lick is like a word... When i choose a "word" i make sure it makes sence in the context of the sentence. Then, i can say that mayb...

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It's kinda like...how did you know what words to use in your post?...

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Hi hi hi... First off thanks to Scot for this wonderful website; I've been visiting on and off over the past few years and each time I learn something new...

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hmmm...high are the notes (pitches) to the right of your keyboard and low notes are to the left...

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Hola, necesito aprender el concepto de high and low con algunos ejemplos sobre distintos tipos de acordes. gracias...

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There are a handful of them here, just click on the "list files" link in the menu area above.

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where can I get midi files of jazz piano licks?...

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  Lessons on Licks and Grooves

Hi, i will like you to send me some of your free licks and grooves lessons so that i can know how they sounds like. Thanks...

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List the files and click on what you want to see. If you can't see something, maybe you have to install the sibelius scorch plugin that you can get from ht...

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