ExamplE1 Full Solo 1: BLUESY Swinging 6/8
Cd track 70
[Bars 18-21] The arpeggios in bars 18 and 19 come straight from C Mixolydian (C-Bb-Am-Gm) with the open third string between to act as a technical connection device and also to add some sonic ‘glue’ between the shapes. For the e7 alt this time around we select the associated Altered or ‘Superlocrian’ (r-b2-#2-3-b5-#5-b7). scale notice how legato Scott’s phrasing is, with almost no instances of uninterrupted consecutive picking, using as many hammer-ons and pull-offs as possible. [Bars 22-25] We finish this first solo with two cool concepts. The first combines string-skipped Pentatonics with superimposition, with e minor Pentatonic (5-b7-r-2-4) (#9-b5-#5juxtaposed against Am and F minor against d Altered b7-b9). The second idea in bars 24 and 25 show how Scott turns a repetition idea around by repeating specific notes within a pattern rather like this: 123-123123-112-312 etc, with the numbers in this example represented as notes grouped in triplets.