(Help) - How does one play this and what is it called (gypsy jazz content)

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  1. Simic

    Simic SS.org Regular

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    Hello!

    I am here in hope that some of you masters of transcribing and theory could help me out with a few second ascending lick I heard in this video:
    35:30

    I am wondering how one plays this and if it has a name so I can look this and similar things up :)

    Thank you in advance and I hope the question is not too stupid :D
     
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    This is augmented triads moving up in major seconds, starting on Db.

    It's all played on the top 3 strings. Fingering is 6, 6, 5, or Db, F, A on the top 3 strings. Then just move it up 2 frets at a time and you'll get the sound. Augmented chords stacked like that typically give that weird, Nyquil-infused dreamy kind of sound.

    As far as I know, there's not really a name for this - it's just something you'll hear, usually in jazz, when the artist wants that color.
     
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    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    Would make a whole-tone scale :)
     
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    That's what I get for rushing through this before work - I thought I forgot something! You're right, these are triads from the whole-tone scale. I stand corrected. Thank you!
     

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