How to use jazz licks like a grandmaster and own your improvised solos
Ever wondered what exactly we mean when we talk about licks? In this article, I will explain what a "jazz lick" is, what it is not, and how thinking about licks as creative sparks will help you get better at jazz improvisation.
Making the shift from classical music to jazz
In this article, I am giving my perspective as a musician who made the transition from classical music to jazz, and I aim to demonstrate how a background in classical music can help you get better at jazz improvisation.
How to build your own solos using the LickStack
Licks on the LickStack are – by definition – building blocks for solos. In this article, I will show you how to construct your own solo over chord changes using our collection of crowdsourced licks.
How to expand your musical vocabulary
Music is a form of language. In this article, I will show you how to use the LickStack as a source of useful words and phrases to use in your solos.
A modular approach to constructing solos: How the LickStack works
The LickStack is an online resource for musicians to share short snippets of music – licks. This article explains the principle and motivation behind the LickStack and how the repository can be helpful to you to expand your musical vocabulary and construct improvised solos.