Mon­key swag­ger – allen’s solo

Guitar Techniques - - LESSON|LEARNING ZONE -

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.

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