Ex­Am­plE StEVE luKAthEr style solo

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[Bars 1–10] this se­ries of licks is based mainly on the tonic scale of C nat­u­ral mi­nor (C D Eb F g Ab Bb) or C mi­nor pen­ta­tonic (C Eb F g Bb). lis­ten to how the licks re­solve on chord tones of the un­der­ly­ing har­mony, and be equally aware of their tim­ing. [Bars 11–14] Based on notes from the F Do­rian scale (F g Ab Bb C D Eb), this mo­tif played over the Fm7 chord picks up from the last two 16th notes of bar 10. make sure you get the lit­tle dead note ac­cu­rately in time. this is fol­lowed by an ‘an­swer’ phrase us­ing notes from C mi­nor pen­ta­tonic, be­fore the mo­tif more or less re­peats it­self in bar 13, with its own ‘an­swer’ phrase in bar 14. the first ‘flashy’ con­nect­ing lick hap­pens on beat 4 of this bar in the form of an all picked sex­tu­plet us­ing notes of C nat­u­ral mi­nor. pick­ing these notes in­di­vid­u­ally will pro­vide more in­stant im­pact, but play­ing them legato will be fine if you pre­fer. [Bars 15–17] this set of three phrases continues the melodic ap­proach. Note how the mid­dle phrase in bar 16 re­solves on a B nat­u­ral note, mark­ing the ma­jor 3rd of the g/B chord over which it’s played.

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