Advanced Pentatonics Lessons 41-45


Advanced Pentatonic Lesson 41


This is a bitchiní riff. Itís slappy, and itís happy.

Itís fairly easy. It uses a few common double-stops in the E and A Position areas, and open strings to give it itís sound.


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Advanced Pentatonic Lesson 42


This is a swampy double-stop vamp. Played fast it sound like fiery country lick. Played at a moderate tempo gives a kind John Fogerty sound.

I play this lick without a pick. I use my 2nd and 3rd fingers for the higher notes and kind of pull the strings upward when I pluck them. Then I use my thumb for the low E string.

To get a handle on this, start playing it by omitting the low open E string. Just concentrate on the higher strings. Once you have that down, add in the low E string. Just play it the low open E string as it feels comfortable for you. Thatís my best advice.

The audio is played fast, then slow, then it repeats just the turn around lick a few times really slow.


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Advanced Pentatonic Lesson 43


This is kind of based on some Eric Johnson or Steve Vai type of Pentatonic moves.

Itís a simple E Minor Pentatonic scale but weíre looking at the scale horizontally as opposed to vertically as many players are taught.


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Advanced Pentaonic Lesson 44


This is a bad ass riff.

Tailored after SRV, it also shows how similar his style was to a lot of John Fogerty. There a ton of pulliní, hammeriní, bendiní, and styliní in this one. Try and make it just roll off your fingers. Thinking it terms of sloppy technique will make the sound better as opposed to precise playing, just slap those strings with your pick.

Also, try playing this with slides instead of bends. Youíll be teariní it up!


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Advanced Pentatonic Lesson 45


This is a funky stoner rock type riff.

Youíll see that it moves Dominant 7 chords around until it lands into double-stops out of the E Super-Imposed scale (Dorian and Mixolydian scales) where there is no chord (implying a E7 chords though).

To solo over this, play the Super-Imposed scale for each individual chord. Itíll get you moving through things like never before, if you try and keep up with the chords.


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