Watch the Lydian Dominant online guitar lesson by James Hogan from 50 Jazz Rock Licks You MUST Know
y common sound in jazz fusion. While it’s primarily used on Dominant 7th #11 chords you can use it any time you have a dominant 7th chord that functions as I7, IV7, or bVII7. Also, if you have a static dominant 7th chord that isn’t resolving anywhere you can superimpose this scale over the top of it to bend the listener’s ear.
This lick is a rock styled sequence that uses lots of hammer-ons and pull-offs. The combination of rock guitar sequences and jazz harmony is something heard in the playing of a lot of modern fusion players. When played smoothly it resembles something you may hear Shawn Lane, Greg Howe, Richie Kotzen or Guthrie Govan play."