EXAMPLE 8 DOMINANT 7th LICKS
This example is typical of Carlos’s playing style during his fusion period (72-75). Carlos was keen to absorb all he could from his collaborations with mcLaughlin and his most ‘note intensive’ solos were recorded at this time. Notice how D minor Pentatonic licks are mixed with C mixolydian, effectively the ‘suspended’ sound of the C11 harmonic backdrop. The high, fast lick in bar 7 is a descent of shape 4 of D minor Pentatonic. Start with your third finger on the 20th fret, shifting to your second finger on the 19th (use your first finger for the lowest note on each string).