This Micro Lesson covers a catchy sounding funky-jazz groove in the "B Dorian" mode.
The riff operates around a 7th position, "B Mi7," chord and shifts the harmony over to an "E dominant 9th" chord in measure two. Then from another hit on "B m7" in measure three to another "E Dominant 7th" harmony in measure four.
The groove is comprised primarily of small double-stop chords played between 4th to 2nd guitar strings. To jazz things up a bit the riff applies both slide and hammer-ons to add highlights to the sound of the part.
Take your time developing the ideas, (especially if the chord forms are new to you.). Use a metronome or drum machine to build the speed. Enjoy!
Micro Lesson 206: "B Dorian" Jazz-Funk Riff