hank marvin: minor Pentatonic soloing style
cd track 14
Hank’s solos have always been firmly rooted in the rock and roll style of his heroes: scotty Moore, Cliff Gallup and James Burton. Just s his sound an uncanny ability to make melodies ‘sing’ on the guitar were fully formed by the time The shadows released Apache in 1960, so was his already accomplished soloing style. Notice how the use of the signature whammy bar vibrato in bars 2 and 6 mark even a fairly standard rock and roll solo with the indelible stamp of Mr Marvin. Hank generally opts for the ‘one-finger-per-fret’ approach to maintain position in tricky passages.