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Scott Henderson Lick

The lick is played over a C dominant 7th chord and the interesting point here is the way Scott Henderson uses the Cm pentatonic scale & diminished arpeggios (C diminished arp / C half/whole tone scale).

Playing the Cdim arpeggio over C7 is an easy way to add tensions and to slightly go outside since we have Root / #9 / #4 / 6.

And the other interesting point is the string skipping pattern used to play this diminished arpeggio.

As always take the time to learn & analyse the lick, to transpose in other keys and/or elsewhere on the neck … until it becomes yours, until it becomes a part of your vocabulary : you are able to play it on the fly (even just a portion), reuse it by changing the rhythm, play something different before/after and so on !

Have fun,
Steph

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Mixolydian & Pentatonics

 

Over a mixolydian groove/vamp we can use various pentatonic scales within the same key and so we get different and subtle colors or flavours .

All major scales have 3 minor 7th chords/degrees ( II, III, VI ) and so 3 minor pentatonic scales.

In our example I play over a E7 chord/vamp, we are in the key of A major so we can use the Bm, C#m & F#m minor pentatonic scales.

AM7 Bm7 C#m7 DM7 E7 F#m7 G#m7b5

On top of that we can obviously add the Em pentatonic scale, maybe the one that eveyone will play over an E7 chord !

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