ExamplE6 Whole-tone line to intro in F
in stark contrast to all that Pentatonic shenanigans, there’s nothing like a bit of Whole-tone action to put a spring in your step. This example begins with
(r-2-3-#4-#5-b7) B Whole-tone against our harmonically appropriate B9#11. We can’t stay away from Pentatonic for very long, however, with F major Pentatonic (F-G-A-C-d) used against its associated major chord. intriguingly,
db lang moves on to exploit the whole tones found in Mixolydian, namely the
to-b7, intervals 3-2, 2-root and root before concluding with some wide-spaced intervals, a touch of blues and a beautiful arpeggio idea in the home key of F.