Example1 Half/Whole scale over static 7#9 vamp
We begin with a concept Larry frequently employs over 7#9 chords; in this case
Db, specifically it’s a C#7#9. While we’re thinking in C#/ it’s important to note that Carlton is incredibly comfortable with all keys, so make sure you transpose ideas through each and every possible key. This example switches between the bluesy minor Pentatonic scale (R- 4-5- and its associated Blues scale by adding the morphing into the Half-Whole scale from the same root (R- #2-3-#4-5-6- an eight-note symmetrical scale constructed from a sequence of half and whole steps (one fret, two frets, one fret etc).