This basic lick can be used on an F major 7 chord. Licks can be changed using any combination of the following techniques, giving you a larger library of licks to play. Alterations to the original lick are shown in red.
The rhythmic duration of the whole lick is cut in half.
Any part of the rhythm can be turned into a rest.
Notes can be added to the rhythm.
Part of the rhythm can change value.
The rhythm can be offset by a note value.
One or more notes can be changed chromatically or diatonically.
One or more notes can be moved up or down an octave.
A turn can be added to one or more notes in the lick.
Approaching a pitch by adding half step notes going up or down.
A note can be added above or below a pitch by a half or whole step.
Any note can be preceded by an enclosure.