Exam ple 10 adding chromatic colour
The first chromatic part is a descending line from the b7th (C) to the 6th (B) to the b6th (Bb) to the 5th (A). The lick then ‘circles’ chromatically around the diminished 5th (Ab), which is resolved by the line that follows it. Notice again how a quick sweep across the top three strings adds nicely to the diversity and flow of the line as a whole. The sweep is followed by a dash of blues colour, provided by the use of the b3rd (F), this time in ‘reverse’ if you like, as it’s preceded by the major 3rd, rather than the other way around, which is more common in bluesy licks. The pattern ends by descending on D Mixolydian, with more chromatic blues colour, provided by the b3rd (F), preceding the major 3rd (F#), before ending on the high D on the 7th fret of the third string.