Example2 Funky line over changes
For this funky 16th note line Benson starts in C major over the Cmaj7 chord, then ascends chromatically over the Bm7, moving into a descending E Dorian idea from beat 2 of Bm7 and over the Em7. On the Am7 he initially suggests E7 then moves up A Dorian, then A minor pentatonic over the D9 and uses encirclement (see GT168) to set up the resolution to Gmaj7, landing on the 3rd (B) and 5th (D). Over the Db9 he suggests Db Lydian b7 before anticipating the chord change, sweeping up a C6 arpeggio and back down what could be seen as a substituted D minor blues scale or an implied G7b9 over the Cmaj7 and ending on the 3rd (E). Learn tricky ideas slowly at first - nail the fingering perfectly before you attempt any speed.