EXAMPLE 6 MINOR PENTATONIC SUPERIMPOSITION
This example is typical of how Carlos frequently superimposed the relative minor Pentatonic over a major chord progression. In this example E minor Pentatonic is used extensively over the G major chord progression. Notice how each phrase resolves to a chord tone of Am; he doesn’t blindly force the scale over the chords. The first four bars are played in shape one of the scale, shifting up an octave to the 12th fret at the end of bar 4 – examples of octave position shifting are very common in Carlos’s earlier playing style.