Yep, some nice work there mate. Well done.
Quite a few others on here too to have a crack at as well.
I suppose this particular challenge is really an exercise in restriction - using just 3 notes in one spot - with the aim of stimulating ideas around phrasing, note selection, bends etc, and ultimately revealing to each individual how much variation can be achieved with just a few notes.
Improv is improv though, and yours was pretty good.
Some fine licks, Brian, lots to like and beyond me to offer any speific suggestions for improvement. I did notice the double-stops and the way you slide into notes plus the slide offs at the end of passages.
My 2cs on the challenge debate … I think quite OK to play the three notes plus bends in different places on the neck. The crux of this challenge is to play licks and phrases over the BT using just the three notes and a bend. Nothing wrong with exploring how you may play differently in different positions, just stick to 321 (notes, chords, bend)
Yeah root flat third and fourth - bend to the fifth.
We may need Richard for the next part:
The Cocaine rift (JJ Cale) is Db and B. So you can play as power chords so neither major or minor, but after looking up a few tabs and lessons it looked to be both major chords so out comes the circle of fifths….
So next I think, OK we must be in the key of F# as Db and B must be the 4 and 5 chords - as they’re both major. But no
Somehow, it’s in the key of Db?? So @Richard_close2u if Db is the home chord what is the function of the B? There’s no B in the key of Db so is this a mode with a sharp 6? I’ve fell foul of this a few times jamming with others- especially songs with just two chords.
**Edit: done a bit of digging and it’s Mixolydian mode. So it’s a flat 7 not sharp 6 . I guess rules are for schools. **
I mean it does start on the Db. Anyway, however it’s possible, it’s in the key of Db - and as it’s based on a blues you can play the Db minor pentatonic over it. Playing the minor scale over the major chords…
So I played these notes from position 2 of the minor pentatonic. I just find the Db on the 6th string and work my way through the patterns (from pattern 1). It’s offset a bit from this diagram as this shows the A minor pattern.
Well done Dave and thanks for all the call outs on the earlier recordings. That was a refreshing backing loop, as DP said, nice and crunchy. And good discipline staying on point and working those restricted notes ! Some good phrases for sure that worked well with the “BT” and a variety of techniques. Think there will always be a degree of repetition with so few notes, especially the longer the impro, certainly what I have found. But hey some of the greats have got by repeating the same few licks from end to end and no one complained.
Great stuff !