While listening to and playing ‘1000 Jazz Licks’,
you can practice on improvisation ideas, theory of harmony, sight reading and music dictation at the same time.

▶ Can play all the recorded music from 1 to 1000.
(Composed of one playing music + one accompaniment music)

▶ Explanation on Theory of Harmony is connected with corresponding Jazz Lick.

▶ Apart from the explanation on theory of harmony, includes advices related to ideas on improvisation and solo.

▶ It is helpful for those who wish to learn Jazz in depth from foundation level to deeper level.

=============== Contents ===============

Chapter 1. Two - Five - One Change [Licks 1~75]

Chapter 2. Substitute Chord [Licks 76~135]

Chapter 3. Two Five One Change in Two Measures
[Licks 136~235]

Chapter 4. Dominant Cycle [Licks 236~285]

Chapter 5. Mode [Licks 286~425]

Chapter 6. minor scale [Licks 426~465]

Chapter 7. minor mode [Licks 466~575]

Chapter 8. Modal Interchange [Licks 576~645]

Chapter 9. Whole tone & Diminished Scale [Licks 646~685]

Chapter 10. Bebop Scale [Licks 686~735]

Chapter 11. Pentatonic Scale [Licks 736~820]

Chapter 12. Coltrane Change [Licks 821~840]

Chapter 13. Upper Structure Triads [Licks 841~870]

Chapter 14. Linear Progression [Licks 871~900]

Chapter 15. Blues [Licks 901~1000]


Commonly, they say music is a second language, and this means that music must be learnt in equal sense as learning a different language. In other words, the basic areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing must be connected as one.

When learning the 'Theory of Harmony' using a basis that it is similar to learning the 'grammar' in language, one needs the process to increase the vocabulary (1000 Licks), read (reading the score), speak (perform) and write (improvised imitation of example).

Especially for Jazz, it goes further than the standard of natural expression of emotions (such as having a daily conversation or a lightly shared jokes) to systematic and intellectual expression similar to how a newscaster who speaks with high level of vocabulary and delivering tone. Therefore, one must be able to have a diverse command of Jazz by comprehending the structure and form of phrasing with rich musical vocabulary as a background. The core of this app is to learn one by one, step by step, just as if reading a book that introduces 'conversational skills'.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Hp double 07 ,

Not bad, needs improvements

I’ve been studying jazz for a while and this app does have a lot of good licks in it that I hear from even some of the greats. There could be a few things to fix up though. The “harmony” tutorials have improper grammar. It would also be nice if the play back could be in multiple instruments, for example sax, piano, trumpet. As well as add the ability to transpose the licks in any key would be very useful. Finally with 1000 licks it’s hard to remember which ones you like. Some sort of organizing system where you could save certain licks would be nice. All in all good start to an app if they keep updating it!

Cuernavaca49 ,

1000 Jazz Licks

Great app for ear training and learning some licks too! I only wish you could transpose the licks and manipulate the tempo. But other than that it’s great and worth every penny!

Ralphly boy ,

One of the coolest apps out there!

Top notch. Seriously! Thanks!!

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Jaehoon Choi
588 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Korean

Age Rating


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