Pat Martino – How to Play Powerful Bop Lines

Pat Martino is famous for weaving long beautiful bop lines through chord changes with surprising twists and turns.

In this Pat Martino Lesson, I am going to analyze a few examples from his solo on the Benny Golson tune Along Came Betty and show you some of the building blocks he uses and how he is a master of using those building blocks in a musical way in his solos.

The fast lines and fantastic flow through the chord changes are really what Pat Martino is known for and this double-time samba version of Along Came Betty is no exception. In the lesson, I analyze some of his phrases or licks and talk about how they are constructed and what we can learn from them.

Content:

0:00 Intro
0:24 Building Blocks for lines
0:43 Example #1 – Amazing Pickups
0:54 The Form and the double-time feel
1:40 Analysis of Example #1
2:16 Arpeggio Motifs and Build Up
4:00 Example #1 – Slow
4:23 Example #2 –
4:28 Analysis – Using Motifs to play changes
6:45 Example #2 Slow
6:55 Example #3 – Continuous 8th note melodies
7:04 Mixing Melodic minor and Dorian
8:58 A quote from Parker (or George Benson)
9:49 Re-using the same line?
10:17 Example #3 Slow
10:36 Example #4 – Cross Rhythms
10:43 Cross-rhythms and PPolyrhythmswith 8th notes
11:02 The Martino Honeysuckle Rose Variation
11:42 The Polyrhythms
12:47 Example #4 SLow
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