I've long noticed that the best players out there seem have a knack for ending a phrase on notes I would never have thought to use. Obviously notes you end a phrase with are particularly dangerous as they can sound either a) totally safe, but perhaps sometimes a bit boring,
b) Totally wrong notes making you sound like you're lost in the changes, or
c) that perfect combo of not too in, but not too out, making you sound like an evil genius ala Bireli.
For me, In order to not play a "wrong" note, I tend to go the safe route and end phrases by holding a triad chord tone, and MAYBE if I'm feeling brave, I'll end a phrase on the major 7th if stopping on a major chord.
The greats end phrases on notes that sound just enough "out" of the triad tonality, but not "bad" as in "oops I didn't mean to do that".
ARE there rules around this ? Are there notes that generally sound better to end phrases on ? 6th's, 9th's, 13th's etc. ?
What do you think ?