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In this lesson we discuss more ways to use the 6th, continuing this theme from lesson #1. Topics covered include playing a lick using the traditional minor pentatonic scale then repeating the lick replacing the b7th with the 6th. Hearing the way in which one note changes the sound of the phrasing. Using both the 6th and the b7th, chromatic ideas and licks that incorporate bending. Demonstration solo against a funk backing track.