Blues Lick #5: “Ba-do-dee-you Bop” – From ‘A Study in Blues Piano’ with Kent Smith

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Today we present Lick Number Five, which is formally called the “Ba-do-dee-you Bop” Lick. That is academic terminology right there, and you know that I did not make it up.

But seriously, about this name, which I obviously did make up: As with Lick #2, I named this lick with syllables that match each note of the pattern, so that you can sing the name of the lick as you play it, which is a really good way to get the feel of it. You might want to read the lesson description for Lick #2 for more insight on that singing idea.


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