ExamplE8 cyclic changes back to minor
Here we see a cyclic sequence based on 4th intervals leading us back to our home tonality d minor. a7-d7-G7-C7-F7-B maj7 are all a 4th apart, whereas e is a diatonic 4th away and this leads us via a minor ii-v-i (em7 5-a7-dm) back home to d Minor. If you look carefully you’ll spot lots of anticipation, as Louis does this a lot. again, there’s a varied presentation of hammer-ons, pull-offs and slides here to help make the lines sound less like melodic exercises and more like music.