Ex­am­ple 7 Blues/Rock Style Jam

Guitar Techniques - - Arranging -

For our fi­nal jam ar­range­ment let’s re­turn to the 4/4 idea we used in Ex­am­ple 4. This ex­am­ple uses the in­clu­sion of a har­mony line and some ques­tion and an­swer phras­ing. We can har­monise a melody with any in­ter­vals that we wish, but a pop­u­lar start­ing point is to place a 3rd above the melody note. This is the core con­cept for this har­mony line and many rock bands are fond of this ap­proach in­clud­ing, The All­man Broth­ers, Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden. Each of the melody phrases is an­swered by a counter melody and these have a bluesy flavour. There is a short solo at the end and this is con­structed us­ing the A Do­rian mode

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