Dominant 7th arpeggio & dorian mode | II-V jazz guitar lick | Free lesson
You need to know this following before playing this jazz line below :
The dorian mode is one of the seven musical modes of the major scale. It is a minor type scale because of its minor third (b3). It is used to play over minor chords and one of the most important scales to know for a jazz guitarist. It is made up of seven notes, including a minor third (b3) and minor seventh (b7).
The dominant 7th arpeggio :
What's an arpeggio ? It is a chord whose notes are played one by one, it is a chord played like a scale. You need to master arpeggios to increase your guitar playing and improvising. The dominant 7th arpeggio is made up of four notes :
- Third (major)
- Fifth (perfect)
- Seventh (minor)
There are the same notes as in the G7 chord.
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This is a II | V jazz guitar lick using the D dorian mode and a G dominant 7th arpeggio.
- Bar 1 : Starting on the root (D) of the D dorian mode. After that you have to play : the b3 (F), the fifth (A), root again (D), b3 again (F), 9 (E), D again, b7 (C), once again the fifth (A) and a passing tone (A#). We can see that these notes are actually a D minor ninth arpeggio.
- Bar 2 : This measure contains notes from the G dominant 7th arpeggio (G-B-D-F) with a chromatic passing tone (b3) (A#) before playing the major third (B). Ending on the root (G).
Make sure to play this jazz line in twelve keys and make it evolve by changing rhythms and notes, adding fret-hand techniques. The aim of theses lessons is to teach the basics to help you improvise. What to do with this lick ? Learn it, play it a lot, and forget it. Over time, it will naturally appear in your playing. Do not become a "lick player".
In the sound file the lick is played four times accompanied by a basic guitar walking-bass line .
Dorian mode & dominant 7th arpeggio | II-V chord progression
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Last edited: 06/03/2017