EXAMPLE1 BLUES STYLE RHYTHM
let’s start in familiar territory with some blues action. All of our examples are eight bars long, but it makes sense here to extend that to the obligatory 12 bars. This first rhythm example uses simple double-stops to outline the Dominant 7 flavour. These are simple to play with down strums and are augmented with the wahwah pedal. Concentrate on consistency of the timing and dynamics here, and get the ‘sound’ of Mixolydian embedded in your musical memory.