ExamplES mixing dominant and minor tonalitiES
(shape #1) This first example demonstrates the common practise of following the sour minor 3rd (C) with the sweeter major 3rd (C#) in order to create tension then release (there is a major 3rd in an a7 chord). note how the minoGrU3IrTdAiRn bTaErC3H(fNoIuQrUthEnSoMteA) r2e5lo2cated6 from the sixth st6ring to the fifth string in order to facilitate the slide to the major 3rd. also, see how the last four notes are taken directly from the a major Pentatonic scale.
(shape #1) a lot of the examples in this lesson have a country rock flavour. Here, we’re continuing to hold down the initial bend for the bulk of the first bar; so take note of the fingering in the transcription in order to achieve this without tying your fingers in knots.