Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Posted by Hal Rodriguez | at 10:02 AM
Mike Stern has long been a master of blending blues and jazz licks, and this solo from "6th Street" is a perfect example of using "outside" ideas to create interest over a static Dmin7 chord. Check out his use of the C# diminished and F major triad in bars 4-5 which follow a D minor pentatonic lick. After a few more bluesy moments, Mike busts out the A half whole diminished scale in bars 8-9 that eventually resolves to the b3 of Dmin7. In true rock fashion however, Mike ends with a classic pentatonic lick and pick scratch before none other than Eric Johnson steps in for a guest spot. Hope you enjoy the tab! Check out my performance of this solo at youtube.com/watch?v=76hqGyDNG_c and follow me on Twitter @halwit for more lessons and transcriptions!