ExamplE2 Complete Solo 2: Funky in 4/4 (Slightly Swinging 16thS)
Cd track 72
[Bars 17-20] We begin this section of the solo with yet more Half-Whole action, although this time we ascend this pattern using a partial chord shape and intervallic combination of major 6th/minor 3rd. notice how we break away from the pattern to add a chromatic connection in the first half of bar 18, simply a way to avoid hitting the targeted A6th interval earlier than intended.
[Bars 21-24] Yet more chord-tone action to conclude, but this time there’s more of a jazz feel to the line, due in no small part to the choice of connected semiquaver rhythms. Again, note the use of legato throughout and make sure that you don’t rush, the bane of many guitarists and not an attribute that will make you many friends with the rest of the band. After all the sophisticated melodic and harmonic shenanigans, it’s good to know that you can rely upon good old A minor Pentatonic (A-C-d-e-G) to bring things to a close.