Mark McKnight
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Pat Martino Lines – ‘Oleo’ (2)

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Following on from the previous lesson, this post features a primarily C minor phrase from Pat Martino’s burning ‘Oleo’ solo, performed at full and then half tempos.

I’ve included suggested picking/articulation as part of the transcription but be aware that the way I transition between positions differs slightly in comparison to Martino, so modify with slides if you want to emulate his technique exactly.

Have a go and feel free to contribute below with questions, comments or your own version!