ExAmPLE6: taRGetinG the flat 7th
The minor 7th (or b7th - F) sounds great and adds a cool tension. Admittedly in a ‘real’ solo we probably wouldn’t use it quite this much, but it’s fun to try; this over-playing is helpful in the interests of demonstration, too. Some
to use the minor 7th are illustrated here. Bending from the major 6th (E) to the minor 7th (bars 1 and 3) sounds great and is a favourite of players like Robben Ford. Bending from the minor 7th to the root (bar 5) is another well-used concept and players like Gary moore and Jimi Hendrix used this many times to great effect.