Example5 Straight eighths over swing groove
This riff begins in the third position, but moves to the fifth position at the start of bar 3. To facilitate this, you’ll need to jump from the low G on the third fret (played with your first finger) to Bb on the 6th fret (played with your second). Your hand will then be in fifth position, and all the notes of Bb Mixolydian will literally be under your fingers. Although not hard to play, this was quite sophisticated stuff for its time.