SOLO1 A Combination of Scalar Approaches Over a Blues
There is a certain Clapton- type sound here, which is namely the C minor pentatonic: R b3 4 5 b7 ( C Eb F G Bb) and the major pentatonic: R 2 3 5 6 ( C C E G A) used in tandem. This can be super effective, and allows musical cadences to occur in your lines, such as minor resolving to major. Mick approaches this mixture in a way that sounds almost modal at times, by utilising lots of semitone movements and bends. If we add the two pentatonic scales together, the result is a pool of eight notes: R 2 b3 3 4 5 6 b7 ( C D Eb E F G A Bb) which could be thought of as a hybrid of C Mixolydian: R 2 3 4 5 6 b7 ( C D E F G A Bb), which is a major- based sound, and C Dorian: R 2 b3 4 5 6 b7 ( C D Eb F G A Bb), a minor sound.