Example4 Funky melody-interval-chord combinations
There’s a definite John Scofield influence here, in both the rhythmic choices and the combination of small chord voicings and the use of the 7th interval in bars 2 and 3, both as small chord fragments and as independent melodic intervals. For the chords I used just the pick, while for the string-skipped 7ths in bar 2 I opted to do as Oz would and go for a hybrid (pick and fingers) approach. Notice how Noy outlines each of the chords succinctly with a choice selection of appropriate chord tones and nails all of the changes with fluid ease. Again confidence and delivery are your allies here.