EXAMPLE 2 MINOR VARIATIONS: NO 4TH/ADD 2
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Bb C-d-eb-G Taking and as our (almost) exclusive vocabulary, this example superimposes a few ideas over a minor blues. This doesn’t sound like we’ve gone straight into the default C Minor Pentatonic, because we’re omitting the 4th (F) most of the time and leaning much more heavily on the d, which functions as a melodic 2nd or 9th, depending how you view it. Omitting one note from a scale is in itself a great way to freshen things up - try it.