BERNIE MARSDEN’ S MAJOR BLUES
Chorus 4 [Bars 41-53] Chorus 4 starts with a second-string bend. To add momentum to this, Bernie repeatedly bends the string up and down in the specified rhythm, without re-picking. The contour and pacing of Bernie’s solo up to this point has all been gradually building, and this fourth chorus is a crescendo. Many of the licks here are played in a higher register and use some faster rhythmic subdivisions. Change to the bridge pickup in bar 46. Bar 51 again uses D Dorian mode to navigate the turnaround, and this run is similar to the sort of thing Jimi Hendrix might play in this situation.