ExAMplES1&2 two-Guitar jazz-fuGue
John’s part (left) outlines the Vim Iim V I IVm in Eb with a choice selection of chord tones, fleshed out with the connecting scale chromatic tones. While the note content is of obvious significance, the main concern here is more rhythmical, with clearly defined phrases that leave gaps for the second part and imitate and echo when appropriate. Bucky’s part (right) is arguably more scalar and bluesy, but notice how he echoes the rhythm from John’s part in bar 2 to his own in bars 3 and 4. The harmonics found at both 12th and 5th frets spell out our underlying G major triad (D-G-B) and serve as a release rhythmically, where our arrangement might return to a more traditional swing feel if we were to continue.