phil hilborne’s one-Minute lick
Gypsy encirclement lick
This lick is the sort of phrase that you will hear in gypsy jazz. it’s based on chord tones and scale notes. The accompanying chord is G major (G-B-D) and the idea is to ‘encircle’ each chord tone by playing the scale note above, then a chord tone and then a semitone below the chord tone; then another chord tone. i use just fingers 1,2 and 3, as this is the way most gypsy jazzers would play it; it’s also easier to play up to speed like this. But feel free to use whatever works for you. And try to compose ideas of your own using the same concept around differing chord types.