EXAMPLE 10 BLUES LICKS OVER JAZZY CHANGES
Although this progression contains a few extended chords, the sequence can be negotiated effectively using the E minor Pentatonic or minor Blues scale, as this example demonstrates. The F# (major second) of the E minor scale is added in bar 6 to imply Lydian Dominant sounds (fourth mode of the melodic minor) over the C13 chord while adding the natural 5th over the B7#5. The secret is to target chord tones common with notes in the scale. This example illustrates Carlos’s more bluesy approach during the 80s when he more frequently applied vibrato to sustained bends.