Monkey swagger – allen’s solo
Chorus 1 [Bar 1-34] The track starts with a two-bar drum intro. allen uses some allen plays some delightful phrases that exploit the use of chord tones on the
(F-G-a-Bb-C-d-e) tasteful phrases created with the d minor Pentatonic scale over the backdrop first beat of the bar. The core scale being used here is F major
Bb, eb of the d minor 7 chord. in bar 11 the e is added in as a colour tone. Bar 14 as the a minor and G minor chords are all from the key of F Major. The
eb features a ‘group of five’ phrasing that grabs the ear; one way to subdivide the major 7 chord is navigated with some faster phrases that use the lydian
opdaert(eob-nF-eG-a-Bb-C-d), Bb beaGtinUfiITvAe bTy When the chords cAhlalengneHinds m- which is the fourth mode of major.