ExAmPLE2: taRGetinG the 2nd and 9th
This second example targets the major 2nd (A, shown as a squared 2) and uses a repeating phrase to add continuity to the solo. Old-school bluesmen like T-Bone Walker often included the 2nd or 9th in their soloing. The major
second note of the major Pentatonic so we can utilise this sound with relative ease in a blues context. This kind of idea is simple to play, but most effective. The lick in bar 9 is a classic way to include the 9th in a phrase and this type of idea can be recycled to work with other intervals. Other players who target thse notes include Peter Green and Chris Rea.