EX­AM­PLE 8 DOM­I­NANT 7th LICKS

TRACK 18

Guitar Techniques - - PLAY: ROCK -

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).

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