Make 2 chorus(ses) on a S(tandard)O(f) T(the) W(eek) with the following Lick concept


  1. Based on the melody of a standard of the week of your choice


  • Focus on important melody notes,
  • Rewrite the melody rhythmically working with anticipation and delay of the line.
  • Put passing tones / enclosures / arps between the melody notes
  • Option: Keep the rhythm, change the melody
  • Option: Keep the melody, change the rhythm

Play it in the Solfege lesson

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Videotip: Check out This video about melodic embellishment:  and

Wes Montgomery working his way around the melody in

'The Days of wine and roses'