Watch the Mystic Journey: Lead 1 online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Jam Night Vol. 1

In mimicking a horn-type solo as I do here, I begin this example with two-note figures played thirds apart that emphasize the chord tones of D major: D F# A. These accented two-note figures fall on the downbeats of beats one and two, and on beat three I utilize hammer-ons to alternate between triads and sus2 voicings. In bar 2, I hold the chord form in order to add melodies with the pinkie. Over the five chord, A, I maintain the close relationship with the chords through the use of the chord tones of A major, and wrap up the return to D with lines emphasizing D major pentatonic and D major hexatonic.

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