by Christopher Sung
immy often employed repeated motifs of three beats in length to add interest to his solos. In the example below, note how the main motif is a three-beat pattern using notes from the A blues scale. By repeating this pattern in two different places, we can develop it over the Am - G - F - F chord progression. At the end, there's a little chromatic idea that ends on the last note (the F), which works well over our ending F chord.