The following is a break I worked up for Minor Swing. It's "out" in some places, primarily right at the get-go in the 1st 2 measures, which is a lick based on the whole tone scale. Bet you did'nt know you could play a whole tone scale over a minor chord did you? Dont cringe! Play it and notice how it produces tension which resolves into a pretty straight G minor pen- tatonic run. You could choose to delay that tension untill later in the break If you wanted, but sometimes I prefer to come out swingin'! I use the harmonic minor scale alot for the minor stuff, and the altered dominant scale for the dominant 7th stuff. Enjoy! Dave dave18@ix.netcom.com Choice Minor Swing stuff Original break by David Crisler D Minor: G Minor: -15--------------13-------------|--11------------9------9------|---10--------- -----12------10------10---------|---------7----------------11--|-------------- ---------15--------------13-----|------------10-----10---------|-------------- --------------------------------|------------------------------|-------------- -----------------------------0--|------0-----------------------|-------12----- A7b9: 10---------------8--|--------0--------------r--|-------------------14--------- ----11-----6--------|-----6-----------6-----e--|---------5-------------11----- --------------------|--------------9--------s--|------6--------14------------- --------------------|-----------------------t--|---7-------------------------- --------0-----0-----|--0--------0--------0-----|------------0----------------- Dmin: ---|--------------------------|---0-----------0-----------|--0-----0-----0---- 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