Here's some A minor vignettes from my notebooks. Most of it is Dorian based, but there is a smattering of Melodic Minor ideas as well. There are also a few chromatic phrases, and some 4ths. This was created with Bucket 'O Tab shareware and then exported to dos as asci format. This changed the rhythm symbols into text. The translation is below. Rhythm is very important in jazz, so pay close attention: ^ = triplet e = eight note p = pull-off / or \ = slide up or down s = sixteenth note q = quarter note h = hammer on when you see a hammer on to the same note, it is a tied note. Something interesting to do with these phrases is this: take a one measure Amin phrase and follow it with a one measure D7 phrase from my D7 stuff. You then have alot of possible combinations for II/V7 sounds in the key of G major. Have a friend play guitar chords or get the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Aids to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompanyment. Just make sure your friend alters the D7 chord (b5,#9,ect) for some of the wierder sounding D7 stuff. Treat each "measure" as a seperate example, unrelated melodically to the one previous. 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