ExamplE1 ad­ding colour to mi­nor pen­ta­tonic ideas

Guitar Techniques - - LEARNING ZONE -

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).

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