Example6 Improvisation on an idea
In this improvisation, we start by demonstrating the basic form of the lick, played in time – as quavers (8th notes). Then we mirror it, just one scale step higher, keeping it perfectly diatonic to D Mixolydian but achieving a different set of fingering positions, still ending on D to make sure the key’s tonality comes across clearly. We then play the same lick another scale step higher, again ending on D. Finally, the same lick gets played as semi- quavers (16th notes), again moving up one scale step at the end. See how moving up through the scale gives you different sets of intervals and therefore fingerings.