ExamplE6 Maj7 arpeggio against Chromatic functioning Harmony
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In this instance Bireli is considering the bigger picture, rather than getting too involved in the smaller details of the moving harmony. So, rather than following the chromatic descending movement of dominant 7th chords from G7 down to e7, he instead plays a strong ascending phrase based around a G major 7th arpeggio (GB d F#) and allows this slight sense of tension to resolve itself when the sequence finally comes back to the tonic key of G major. From a rhythmic perspective, aim to stay as accurate as possible to the centre of each beat.