Pentatonic Lick No 2

In this lesson, Charlie will show us another lick using the A minor Pentatonic Scale. If you have already worked on the first one, this one should be easy.
The diagram below shows the position of the fingers on the strings to play the notes of this scale.

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Ok, I thought we'll have a look at another lick in the 6th pentatonic position or the A minor pentatonic position. This one is particular good for using alternate picking. So we'll do a little bit of this one and see what it sounds like.

Start off by putting my first finger flat over the second and first strings on the fifth fret. What I'm going to do is hit the second string down-up ... straight followed by the first string ... do that again ... second string, first string ...

Now I'm going to place my third finger on the seventh fret....

Adding the fourth finger on the eighth fret ...

Ascending ... and then descending....

Let's check out what's happening with the right hand in the alternate picking. We starting off with a down-up stroke on the B string ..., followed by down-up stroke on the E string ...
Placing the third finger of my left hand ... on the seventh fret ... and then on the eighth fret with my fourth finger ...

That's pretty much the lick. One of the great ways to work with this is with the metronome. Start off nice and slow. Play the lick along a nice slow tempo and gradually build up your tempo over a few days.

Good luck with it, and I hope you have a lot of fun.

 

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