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Duke Levine is a Boston-based guitarist with fantastic phrasing and a unique approach to the diminished scale. This lick is inspired from his solo in a tune called Quiz Show. Most of the time I hear players just use diminished arpeggios instead of the scale. There are only two of them though and they both alternate between half steps and whole steps. The problem lies more with how to use them. Here's a way to get from your I to your IV chord using the diminished scale.