Example7 Sidestep from semitone below
You can get a lot of mileage from deliberately playing in the wrong key, assuming, of course, you can resolve this tension by returning to the correct notes, nicely in time. Here we see how Larry moves between comfortable ‘consonant’ D minor material against Dm7, and ‘dissonant’ C# minor Pentatonic (C#-E-F#-G#-B). The real skill here is in the returning resolutions, so make sure you have your D minor escape routes in mind.
Eb You can create equally effective ideas by moving the semitone above, minor, once again returning to D minor safe haven.