ExamplE2 Com­plete Solo 2: Funky in 4/4 (Slightly Swing­ing 16thS)

Cd track 72

Guitar Techniques - - LEARNING ZONE -

[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.

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