Example8 Dominant vamp line in F
EThis primarily F Mixolydian line features Benson’s trademark note flurries and a series of superimposed arpeggios. Over an F13sus vamp Benson starts out around Ebmaj7 arpeggios, then in bar 2 comes down Gm7, Dm7 and Cm7 arpeggios. In the third bar he descends chromatically from A to Eb then skips up to Bb, then outlines Cm9 and G7 on beats 3 and 4. The final bar features an idea echoing an arpeggio/scale pattern used in Ex 5 last month, and is quite challenging; in a speedy flurry Benson outlines Ebmaj7 and F9 then comes down C minor pentatonic with a 9th added to close.