Daath's Emil Werstler: Betcha Can't Play This!

Emil Werstler: "The following lick is broken down into four parts (Measures 2, 3, 4, and 5). Even though there are a few passing/chromatic tones, measure 2 is outlining a D minor with an added 9. At the end of this measure you'll notice I pivot with my index finger, landing directly on the Major third of the A7b9 on beat 1, which is the best way to nail a chord change. Then, I'm ascending and descending Django style through the A7b9 arpeggio as shown in measure 3. Measure 4 shows a change in gears as I descend in rhythmic groupings of 6 using the G Diminished Arpeggio to create tension. Finally, measure 5 shows that I'm resolving up a half step to the tonic (root note) of D-7 followed immediately by a major 7 arpeggio which (other than the root) we are borrowing from F Major 7. This ascending arpeggio emphasizes the 9 as I finally descend down the basic blues scale before the final whole step bend."

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