Boogie Woogie: Third Phrase Licks

The third phrase deserves some special attention because of the dominant (V7) harmony in bars 9 and 10.


Third Phrase Lick #1

This one starts with a three-note pickup into the V chord in bar 9, then moves downward in a pattern of alternating descending Mixolydian 6ths connected with chromatic notes. Knowledge of Mixolydian scale-chords comes in handy here...

Boogie Woogie: Third Phrase Licks


Third Phrase Lick #2

This one starts with a four-note pickup into the V chord in bar 9, then repeats a similar pickup on the IV chord in bar 10 before resolving back to the I chord at bar 11...

Boogie Woogie: Third Phrase Licks


Third Phrase Lick #3

This one starts with a bluesy, repeated tone cluster with nice melodic round off at the end.back to I...

Boogie Woogie: Third Phrase Licks