Another interesting Common Interval Pattern is the 6, 5, 4. Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” uses the pattern and my own “Going Down The Drain,” song yet to be released uses it (though mine resolves into a 3 at the end rather than ending on the 4—perhaps to try to differentiate it from Hendrix and Dylan’s feels. We are all standing on the shoulders of giants as some might assert. If we were playing the 6, 5, 4, interval pattern in the key of C then we would play an A min, G maj, F maj. This interval pattern provides an interesting minor feeling melody that is good for something not meant to be happy and exuding joy and contentness. This interval pattern is great for rocking and provides some interesting areas for intricate guitar solos and harmonies from other instruments.
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