ExamplE1 adding colour to minor pentatonic ideas
The first four bars on the turnaround demonstrate the simple but effective comping style of vaughan using double-stops and triads. Feel free to be lazy GUITAR TECHNIQUES 2 7 3 as you phrase this. As we enter the 12-bar form at bar 5 this solo is constructed mainly from our trusty F Minor Pentatonic (F-A -B -C-e ). Jimmie has a great way of adding huge amounts of colour to this five-note scale with the expressive use of slides, pull offs and quarter-tone bends, which you can find in bars 5 and 10. Bar 9 features a quarter-note triplet rhythm that Jimmie often will use as he holds a single note through a bar. To develop things during the turnaround Jimmie would often widen his note choice. So, in this example i have employed the use of the 9th and 5th (Blues scale territory).