EX­AM­PLE 5 BLUESY QUES­TION AND AN­SWER

Guitar Techniques - - LEARNING ZONE -

Joe’s play­ing is al­ways soul­ful, with a lot of blues feel­ing, as ev­i­denced in this ques­tion and an­swer ex­am­ple that al­ter­nates be­tween a rhyth­mic chord fig­ure and3 a con­trast­ing sin­gle-note line. nat­u­rally, you can sub­sti­tute these lines with any­thing you like based around a blues in D, al­though both Ma­jor (r-23-5-6)

(r-b3-4-5-b7) and Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic scales are a great place to be­gin. Joe ends this phrase with two Ma­jor arpeg­gios de­scend­ing chro­mat­i­cally from the

eb (eb-G-Bb), sec­ond de­gree of the key, e (e-G-B) and re­solv­ing to the note A, the 5th de­gree of our im­plied res­o­lu­tion to the tonic I chord, D (D-F#-A).

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