ExAmPLE4: taRGetinG the 5th
Example four targets the fifth (D) and is in the style of players like Albert King and Eric Clapton. The 5th is a very safe note and fits in with all three chords (as it’s also the 2nd/9th of the IV chord - C - and the root of the V chord - D). Take a look at how many times we use the D in this solo, and the different feel it gives against the three chords. The idea in bar 10 is reminiscent of early EC and works well when setting up the turnaround.