Watch the B Minor Jam online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Rock Guitar 7: Style Diversity

B Minor Jam - Breakdown is a video guitar lesson presented by Joe Pinnavaia and is sourced from Focus On: Fusion.


Modal playing with hitting the change on the V chord. A common turnaround point is the V7 chord of either major or minor keys. Understanding how to treat the V7 chord will help you make statements that have the needed tension and resolution that so many fusion players have a grasp of.
At 00:20 we are setting up the V7 by again outlining the harmony with a G major 7 arpeggio resolving to a F#7 arpeggio then walking down chromatically to the B within B minor pentatonic. Again at 00:38 I am using a B harmonic minor based legato run and resolving to B minor.
At 00:55 we use a touch of the diminished ideas that are in the Performace 4 PDF. After the minute mark I open up the phrasing and have a little fun with also breaking out some hybrid legato lines!