Example BROADWAY BLUES
Chorus 1 [Bars 1-26]
The backing track opens with a lovely drum fill and Allen uses some muted Stevie Ray Vaughan style descending slides to enter. The opening chords are played with the fingers and Allen adds simple yet effective blues flavoured licks in an appropriate question and answer fashion.
To provide a Jeff Beck style quality the whammy bar is employed in these bars. To articulate the scoop sound simply depress the bar slightly before picking, and then release it just after picking to provide an upward glissando sound similar to that of a saxophone or synth (Jan Hammer).