phil hilborne’s one-minute lick
Chromatic Dominant Arpeggio Lick
This lick is mainly based on a c-shape E7 chord with a lot of added chromaticism. chromaticism. You should notice how the chromatic notes are used to connect chord tones throughout. Although this phrase uses lots of notes that are not ‘official’ scale notes, E Mixolydian (E-F#-G#-A-B-c#-D) still very
much outlines the intended chord and is a great way of creating colour in
your lines. It is possible to play the entire first section all in the 4th position and you are obviously welcome to do just that. However, i personally prefer to use the fingering in the notation that uses only first, second and third fingers from the fourth string onwards. After playing this, please do experiment with your own ideas as there are tons of other possibilities.