Example6 Minor to Whole/Half Diminished scale
This example showcases the minor version of Larry’s inside-outside Pentatonic-Symmetrical scale toing and froing, although this time he switches from the minor Pentatonic (R- 4-5- to the Whole-Half version
2b- of the scale (R- 3-4- 7). Once again, the rhythmic content is worthy of your attention. In bars 1 and 2 Carlton manages to make a solitary root note sound captivating by playing a repetitious rhythmic figure based around a beat and a half against our underlying pulse and across the bar line. Larry can make so much from even the simplest musical information.