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It’s crucial that we remember when developing as a musician and learning lots of new material that often simple is best. The majority of this example com2exs xsxtrxaxigxxhxtxoxut of the C major scale, all the way up to bar 6 excepting a couple of chromatic decorations in bars 2 and 3. Notice how Jim shapes this simple melodic material to create melodies, rather than just blindly rattling up and down the scale. We briefly deviate from our C major tonality in bars 7 and 8, outlining a IIm7-V7 derived from the key of Eb, although deceptively this Fm7-Bb13 combo comes to rest in C, rather than the expected Eb.