ExAmplE steVe lUKAtheR style solo
[Bar 18] this sextuplet based lick is another of those flashy ‘connecting’ phrases and uses notes of the C blues scale (C Eb F gb g Bb). It is very challenging, not just due to its speed, and therefore the need to play it in time, but also because there are a couple of very big bends in there - very lukatherish! the g note on the first string has to go up a minor 3rd to Bb, and the Eb note on the second string has to go up a major 3rd to g. this is physically quite demanding, so take it steady. [Bars 19–25] this next section of the solo builds dynamically to an eventual climax to high C note at the start of bar 25. Note the use of the C melodic minor scale (C D Eb F g A B) for the three notes preceding this. Bar 19 uses another motif idea, and watch the timing of the tricky chromatic pull- off lick in bar 20. Another speedy C minor scale connecting lick (this time played legato) on beat 4 of bar 22 leads into a subtle but tricky bending lick in bar 23. Ensure these bends are accurately pitched.