Jazz Trumpet Exercise: Dizzy Gillespie Pattern

Dizzy Gillespie Scale Pattern

Here is a scale pattern I adapted and expanded from a famous Dizzy Gillespie lick. I remember reading somewhere that Dizzy wasn’t the first player to use this lick in his solos, but it did become something of a trademark for him.

The exercise is available at EddieLewis.com.

The exercise is to be practiced in every key, but not transposed! For that reason, it is better to not read it. Play it by memory or by ear and adapt the range for each key to fit your full range.

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