BERNIE MARSDEN’ S MAJOR BLUES
Chorus 3 [Bars 29- 40] Change to the neck pickup in bar 32. Bar 34 features a fast re-picked bend, that is brought to life if the bend is allowed to go flat and is then pushed back up to pitch each time another note is picked. The lick in bar 37 is a particularly effective way of negotiating the A7 chord, and is well worth memorising so you can use it in future solos. An imperative blues technique is to bend the minor 3rd slightly sharp to hint at the major 3rd (the blues ‘curl’). This bending of the minor 3rd aligns phrases against accompanying Dominant 7 chords, imparting a darker sound in keeping with the essence of the blues.