Example 5 Overdriven funky pentatonic outside ideas
As you’ve no doubt gathered by now, Khan is considered quite the expert when it comes to Pentatonic scales. Here we see how he can create a sense of inside-outside tension-release by moving between G Minor, E, Minor, G Minor, B Minor and finally resolving the G Minor Pentatonic scales, all against a static G minor vamp. The trick here is to deliver clearly defined rhythmically bolmusical statements, rather than just weak shapeless noodle. Often, the ‘wrong’ notes played with intent can sound better than the ‘right’ ones with no sense of direction.