Example1 Lee Morgan
Lee Morgan launches into a blazing Bb blues chorus, starting around a Bbmaj7 arpeggio then coming down Bb Mixolydian and moving into the Whole Tone scale. He hints at Bbmaj7 again then moves into a chromatic idea that recurs a couple of times further on, coming down Cm7 and back up A7, then moves up Bb Mixolydian into a broken up Cm7 arpeggio followed by an implied C7 and Fm7. Over the Fm7 he revisits the earlier descending chromatic idea, then moves up Bb9 and into an Eb Mixolydian motif over the two bars of Eb7. Over the Bb7 he settles into a repeating Bb Minor Pentatonic pattern, then over the final turnaround moves up Bb major, suggests Fm, C7 and F7 then revisits the earlier chromatic idea, moving up F Mixolydian over the F7 then ascending chromatically to the 5th (F) and ending on the root of the Bb7. The fingerings I’ve included are suggestions so feel free to adapt anything that’s uncomfortable – as these are trumpet licks there’s no ‘correct’ way to finger them on guitar.