Example5 ‘Wider’ open chords in a fusion groove
Bb- Using the quartal shapes of G Dorian (G-A- C-D-E-F) with some optional lower bass notes for harmonic direction makes this example slightly dissonant. Leave the lower notes out for a cleaner sound over a G minor groove or riff. Notice the fingerings in Ex 1 that favour a first, double-stop second and fourthfinger hand shape for a fast-moving and flexible jazz block chord playing style. Great for playing high and fast on the neck – think Wes or George Benson.