PHIL HILBORNE'S ONE-MINUTE LICK
Pentatonic blues-rock motif
See in the first two bars how I have used the same eighth-note, 16thnote triplet rhythm idea. During the first three beats of bars 1 and 2 the triplets are the same notes - A-F#-E in bar 1 and E-D-B in bar 2. The only note that differs is the one found on each eighth-note downbeat. On paper this looks almost too simple. But when you try it up to speed you may find it tricky. I have given my fingering, involving only three fingers, but feel free to amend. This lick uses Bm Pentatonic (B-D-E-F#-A) throughout; the point being to show how T changing just one note can create movement. Look at the ‘down’ beat notes to see how in bar 1 they are B-DA-F# and in bar 2 F#-A-E-D; this pattern gives the idea its shape.