EXAMPLE1 developing chord solos from the minor pentatonic scale
cd track 14 the style of Kenny Burrell – uses the Minor Pentatonic notes in double-stops (harmonised in 3rds), in this example this adds an additional note to the Minor Pentatonic scale, the Major 6th (in this case B ) to the scale – implying the Dorian mode – a hugely useful approach in many Minor contexts. Finally, Example 1d takes a more edgy approach in the style of Robben Ford and Joe Dioro (by way of Miles Davis’ post-bop keyboard players); the Minor Pentatonic notes are stacked in 4ths (known as quartal harmony); for added dissonance
can be altered chromatically. So simple but so effective.