SOLO2 Usage of Cyclic Ideas and Developing Melodic Motifs
We start with quite an involved line, using our mix of scales from the first solo, but also including the b5 blues note which results in a chromatic line on the third string that also makes an appearance in bar 7. Bar 3 features a cyclic five- note pattern repeated six times, played to a sextuplet ( six- notes-perbeat) grouping, resulting in some effective and ear- catching rhythmic displacement. You may wish to slow this down first to a click to internalise the feel before speeding it up. Bars 10- 12 feature an unusual melodic figure that is further developed to fit the chord movement. This strikes me as an almost ‘ jazz’ approach, featuring fragments of arpeggio and larger seven-note scalar figures. Very cool!