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Chapter 7: Melodic Minor Domination, Part 1 - Drawing inspiration from a sax legend and melodic minor's two coolest modes.

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Chapter 7: Melodic Minor Domination, Part 1 - Drawing inspiration from a sax legend and melodic minor's two coolest modes.

In this lesson, Jimmy pays tribute to one of his biggest musical heroes, the late, great tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, with an original single-note solo inspired by Brecker's brilliantly compelling improvising on a tune called "Quartet No. 2 (Part 2: Dedicated to John Coltrane)" that was featured on pianist Chick Corea's 1981 album, Three Quartets. Using the tune's repeating three-chord progression (transposed from the original key of C minor to the more guitar-friendly key of E minor), Jimmy crafts tasteful lines that demonstrate how to use the two different "altered-dominant" modes of the melodic minor scale—Lydian-dominant and super-Locrian (also known as the diminished whole-tone sclae)— to create intriguing, "outside"-sounding melodies that have a "method to their madness" and can be used to create harmonic tension and musical drama, which he satisfyingly resolves to more "inside-"sounding minor pentatonic licks. The solo also serves as a great lesson in how to combine alternate-picked eighth-note rhythms with rests, finger slides and brief flourishes of legato 16th notes and 16th-note triplets to create conversational and authentically saxophone-like phrasing.

Genre:

Jazz, Lead

Difficulty:

Intermediate-Advanced

Tuning:

Standard

Techniques Used:

alternate picking, hammer-ons, pull-offs, scales, vibrato

Artist:

Albert Collins

Run Time:

14:46


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