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Lick of the Week 14: June 3

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This week we'll look at another ii-V-I lick. This particular lick, in the key of C, begins with a G half-whole diminished scale. You typically use altered and diminished scales in minor ii-V-i progressions, but this time we're resolving to a major chord. Use this to add variety to your ii-V-I bag, or whenever you come across a deceptive ii-V-i, such as the end of the A section of the jazz standard, "Alone Together."

If you've enjoyed the last few months of Lick of the Week, please see my other guitar and mandolin lessons on this blog. I am also available for private guitar and mandolin lessons in NYC or via Skype.

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