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Sweep Picking Charlie Parker Licks?

You heard correctly! As Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician, famously observed, "Desperate times call for desperate measures." To get up to speed on Charlie Parker's lines, we need to look at how a tough line can be played most efficiently in order to execute at rapid tempos.

Examine the example below for what appears to be unconventional fingering. It really isn't, and as you practice lines that allow sweeping, you'll see that it becomes more sensible over time.

*Make sure to register for the Charlie Parker Live Webinar on Sweep Picking Licks and more! Sept. 19 (see below).. In addition to the event ticket, you'll receive transcriptions in standard notation and TAB, as well as play along tracks, enabling you to work up this line and others at various speeds.*

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