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    I've recently shot 4 videos on Charlie Parker cliché phrases. Using these will help improvisers get more of a Bebop sound into their playing. You can see them here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAA2nHxmTys

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcsI8NI7ufA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFW9EaDL6RE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYDBdrf_Y-Y

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    These are just excellent, Pete, thanks so much for sharing with us again. Much appreciated.
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    Can't ever have too much Bird for bop jazz players! Thanks.

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    Loving this series of lessons!
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    Can't pass up this riff which I'm sure Parker used: The Lick, as seen on TV (YouTube, that is).

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    Here it is in use---watch for my favorite jazz violinist Zach Brock showing up at 0:30.

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    Fun aside (although music should be fun) the video proves the value of collecting licks such as Pete's Parkerisms. When you hear one that you want, learn it, just the few notes. Then you'll notice it popping up everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wright View Post
    Then you'll notice it popping up everywhere.
    So true, so true. With only 12 notes, nothing is played that aint been play a million times before!
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