Search Licks by Chords

Enter chords into the 4 measures below to find licks that match your chord sequence.

Select 4/4 or 3/4 to find licks with specified time signature.
Choosing "Any" will find patterns in either time signature.
e.g. |Dm7 – G7 – | will match both |Dm7 – G7 – | and |Dm7 – G7|

Include transposed: Also match chord sequences that can be transposed into what you are searching for. You will find many more licks that way.
e.g. |Dm7 - G7 - | will also match |Cm7 - F7 - | or |Dbm7 - Gb7 - |

Ignore extensions: Extensions like 6, 7, 7b5 are ignored.
e.g. |Dm7 - G7 - | will also match |Dm6 - G6 - | or |Dm - G - |

Exact search: Search for the exact number of beats between chords.
If unchecked, beats between chords are not considered.
e.g. |Dm7 - G7 - | will also match |Dm7 G7 – – | or |Dm7 - - - |G7 – – – |

Entering nothing (all dashes) will return any chords.

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A ii-V-I utilizing a V7(b9) sound. The sound features a B diminished structure descending, resolving to the 3rd of the I chord. For beginners, the b diminished structure serves as an "upper structure", a way to conceptualize the tall chord G7(b9), but thinking of its extensions as forming a basic seventh. In other words, G7(b9) is just B diminished 7 over a G note.

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A ii-V-I lick based on chromatic approaches.

Enclosing this shape on downbeats:
B D F A G F E D C

The lick is as follows, with chromatic approaches on offbeats:
B C D E F G A F# G E F D E Eb D Eb C

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