Watch the Abra' 2 online guitar lesson by Joe Deloro from Blues Rock Road Trip 2
gives contrast to Phrase 1 by taking a more complex approach. It's reminiscent of the original Chorus melody in the first bar. From there it goes in another direction. Scale contrast is again employed between motives by using the A Minor scale: A,B,C,D,E,F,G,A (1,2,b3, 4,5,b6,b7) in the first motive, and the A Harmonic Minor: A,B,C,D,E,F,G#,A (1,2,b3, 4,5,b6,7,8) in the second. Also, notice that the arpeggio sweeps in bars 2 and 3 give relief from the general scale sound as well. The first sweep is a Dm chord, while the second is based on E augmented. The variations that follow the Phrases 1 and 2 in the TAB demonstrate what can be achieved by first playing a part as simply as possible and then adding embellishments to develop them. This approach can allow you to easily turn 4 bars into 8 or even 16 if you’re careful.