Example 8 Interval skips
cd track 83
Given as we know that Jim only uses downstrokes with his thumb, he sure can get around pretty swiftly, as this example ably demonstrates. Here he is using intervals skips based around a two-note descending pull- off bouncing between a two-note as ending hammer- on pivot between the notes E and F, the 2nd and b3rd of our chosen D minor tonality. In bars 3 and 4 we take a shift in the bebop direction with another pivot idea, although this time from the 5th (A) that allows us to use both major and minor 7th (D# and D natural) against our underlying D minor 7th tonality.