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102 Classic Minor Licks (July 2021 Update)

At some stage if we are serious about our development as improvisors it is highly advisable to practice licks and lines that start on all the different degrees of the Minor scales.

This will corner us to play notes that we may not usually choose, which  will help us grow as improvisors and expand our possibilities, musical horizons and vocabulary.

The latest resource from Jazzduets  102 Classic Minor licks  can be thought of as an encyclopaedia of information on the minor, as it references some of the greatest melodies ever written.

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This compendium of licks (that is the the result of 35 years listening) features  choice vocabulary from many styles of music : Mainstream and Modern Jazz, Funk, Brazilian Chorinho, Argentinean Milonga and even Classical.

These licks reference the tried and tested melodic source material you need to know if you want to  get deeply inside all the colours and emotions found inside the minor.

The Download is  packed full of features:


  • 10 in depth videos breaking down each and every lick
  • licks in all 12 keys!
  • slow and fast saxophone demos
  • play alongs in all 12 keys and 2 speeds!
  • Clickable 137 page PDF jump easily to where you want to go
  • Guitar Tabs included and Guitar pro 7 file
  • Bass clef included
  • Minor Mp3 drones in 12 keys included for deep immersion practice
  • Specially recorded mp4 introduction video where Nick guides you how to best practice the licks
  • includes short analysis of each lick offering insights and background info to explore and learn

As well 

- you will aquire vocabulary from the great Jazz continuum

- you will strengthen your technique, by learning the melodic shapes that have been tried and tested instead of wasting time on scales!

- suitable for all instruments!

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102 minor licks starting on every possible degree including the major 3rd

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A Jazzduetshop Customer
Neil W.
United States United States
classic minor jazz

Love this material .. Thank You !!

Gregor F.
Austria Austria
Very well organized and a perfect tool for practising!

Very good, I definately enjoy playing over the drone sounds, it almost feels like a meditation.

Laurie P.
United States United States
Classic minor jazz locks

This is really helpful. A lot of good riffs, and it is available in guitar tab.

Robert A.
United States United States
102 Licks

Good licks and I enjoyed reading the references which helps me remember the melody.

A Jazzduetshop Customer
United States United States
Minor riff reference

I have only had time to check out a small bit of this but the value will be good as these ideas may be accessed as a great drop in reference. Like all Jazz Duet materials I will be using a long tome.

Jazzduetshop 102 Classic Minor Licks (Digital Download Product) Review
francis h.
France France
102 Classic Minor Licks

Parfait, très facile à utiliser.

Stephen H.
United States United States
Great content

Can’t wait to get started.

Paul T.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great resource

Lots of interesting material, well presented and well supported by video examples.

Leonard S.
United States United States
Very complete for finger and rhythm exercises

A bit confusing as to where to begin, but once I got going, and concentrated on lick by lick, for varied keys, it's incredible the progress and sounds I'm creating. Thanks Nick,... You're the best!!!! Leonard

United States United States

Awesome! Loved every minute of it, truly amazing, wish I would have known about this 30 years ago...

Enda B.
Ireland Ireland
Couldn't be happier

Best Bang for Buck for jazz minor content there is something reassuring about learning from a horn player these great lines as they have not been rounded off to suit Guitar fingering etc as some jazz guitarists play lines that are instrument centric these lines are totally musical the Guitar Tabs included and Guitar pro 7 file are a fantastic addition for us guitarists to get the lines under our fingers easily as they are clearly writing and the tab is optimized for logical play ability on guitar no extra work needed here to retab lines to better fit familiar fingerings as I have had to do in the past with products from other publishers that provided guitar tab versions of horn player lines couldn't be happier keep them coming

Patrick L.
Canada Canada
Love it

Got me started with pre-made licks. But you quickly figure how to mix and match portions of the vocabulary to make your known. Love it.

Wayne T.
United States United States
102 classic minor jazz licks

Based on playing through a couple of pages, I really like the sound of the lines. I will definitely consider buying additional material.

Patrice G.
Canada Canada
Great stuff!

Easy and fun to use

Carsten R.
Germany Germany
Excellent licks

Enough material for months or even years of work in excellent quality.

vincent t.
France France

Bcp de boulot en perspective ! mais top