Hi there folks !
So in my path to learning Gypsy Jazz, I often hear people say that the best way to master a lick is to transpose it into different keys, which I do religiously with every new lick I learn....
I have a question about what it MEANS to transpose a lick.
On the surface, I look at it as - taking a lick you've learned, say over an E7 chord using it's "D shape" at the 4th/5th fret zone, and then playing it over the same "D shape" over the A7 (up at the 9th/10th fret zone), and then the same for D7, and so on and so on.
THEN it has recently occurred to me that PERHAPS people ALSO mean, which requires more work... - taking the lick, and learning it over an entirely different chord SHAPE... In other words, taking that lick you learned over the D shape/E7 chord, and figuring out how to play it over the "E shape" of the E7, and then perhaps over the "A shape" of the E7.
So not only can you play the riff over different chords using the SAME chord shape, you can play it over the SAME chord in different positions on the fret board. Of course, this generally requires you to figure out how the lick goes in the different shape, since lick resources don't ever seem to show you how to play it in different places over the same chord....
does this make sense to people ??
Assuming it does make sense to you, is this something many of you do to help get the lick into your soloing faster ??