Micro Lesson 162: "A Major" Jazz Fusion Lick

Welcome to... "Micro-Lesson 162"

This Micro Lesson works through a Jazz-Fusion style guitar lick in the key of "A" Major. 

The lick follows the chord changes off of the keys root chord of "Amaj7" and moves to the III-chord of, "C#m7" into a Secondary Dominant chord built from the key's 6th, (F#). 

This lick becomes more interesting as it applies several chromatic concepts starting in the first measure. Further chromatic ideas are applied in the 3rd measure with an interesting resolution at the final note of "E." 

The phrase targets common chord tones through the chord tones of the first two measure, however the chords of the third measure are very interesting, setting up a strong back-drop within the melody. 

These chords include a minor V-chord of "Em7." This leads downward into a dim 5th "Eb7" chord acting as a Tri-Tone Sub. The final chord is a, "B9sus" but it is notated within the chart as an "A/B." 

I highly recommend learning and recording the chord progression, then playing the melody over top of the chord changes afterward. Enjoy!

Micro Lesson 162: "A Major" Jazz Fusion Lick