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    Hello everyone,

    I'm fairly new to jazz guitar playing. From a jazz guitar player I have heard that one of the best ways to learn jazz guitar improvisation is to study the works of famous saxophone players. So I started with some stuff simple and grasped how they play over the changes, connect chords, etc...
    There is one lick that I was trying to decode but always get stuck at some point. It's a lick that Stanley Turrentine plays to connect the 1 chord to the 4 chord in a 1-4-5 blues called "The Magilla". Right at 2:31. Here it is:

    Can anyone help me learn it by making it into a guitar tab and explain the theory behind this lick?



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    This is what it sounds like to me...

    up C C# D E F G A --- (G Dorian with Blue note b5 C#)

    down F D A --- (G 9th)

    up C down A --- (C and A encapsulate the subsequent B)

    up B D F G# --- (Diminished)

    down G F E A# E --- (foreshadows the upcoming change to C7)

    up G A down G --- (finishing into C7)
    Last edited by pauln; 08-23-2019 at 12:15 PM.
    "Bent my ear to hear the tune and closed my eyes to see."

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    These were very helpful. Thank you guys!