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Anyone familiar with Larry Carlton’s solos knows that he almost always starts with a short melodic statement — a motif. The phrase following that opening statement might be a similar phrase but slightly altered. Or slightly altered and played in a higher register. Or played softer or louder. Or have a similar rhythmic feel. This ‘motivic development’ process continues throughout the entire solo. Larry Carlton is a master of motifs.
Naturally, Larry isn’t thinking about motifs while he’s soloing. It’s a creative ability that’s been long embedded in his musicality. Fortunately, to help the rest of us develop those skills, Larry dissected his own approach and presents his key motivic development techniques in 335 Motifs.