take a look at the classic guitar intro through the Chuck
Berry tune, Johnny B Goode.
solo is based around this A minor pentatonic scale. We played
this scale many times. Although you will find some passing
notes in here. We're going to start off with our second
finger sliding from our fifth fret of the G string
into the sixth fret of the G string. The first finger
then hits the fifth fret of the B string and third
finger seventh fret of the B string. Taking your
first finger, place it over the B and the E
string, that's the top two strings, sliding from the fourth
fret into the fifth. And we get this triplet motion happening
Three sets of triplets. '1 & a', '2 & a', '3 &
a'. Sliding both of those notes, in from four to five.
the very first lick is ...
the second part, we are going to start with our fourth finger
on the eight fret. Also you'll notice I have my third finger
sitting down on the seventh fret. I am going to pull off
from 4 to 3, ... and then landing on my first finger which
is on the fifth fret. All on the B string...
end up with my third finger here on the seventh fret, first
finger on the fifth fret and hammering onto the sixth, and
finally D string seventh fret with my third finger
lick one,... lick 2,... putting them together...
the third lick, pretty much what I ended up playing in lick
2 ...if I look at my last two notes it's going to form the
shape here, which is my second finger on the G string
sixth fret and my third finger on the D string seventh
fret. I just take that down a fret, and I'm going to slide
up another three sets of triplets...
going from lick 2 into lick 3 ... a little slower...
now for the final section, take my second finger sliding
from (again) 5 to 6 on the G string, basically what
I did in the first lick. First finger on the fifth fret,
third finger on the seventh ... back to the fifth,... hammer
from the fifth to the sixth on the G string,... and
finishing on my A note which is on the seventh fret
of the D string.
whole lick slowly ...
at tempo ...
I'm learning any kind of solo, I like to break things down
into sections. Practice the individual sections, make sure
that your right and left hand are coordinated, are nice
and confident. Play through them separately and then put
them all together. Good luck with it. I hope you enjoyed
the intro to Johnny B Goode.