Pentatonic Lick No 5

In this lesson, Charlie presents another Am Pentatonic Lick.
The diagram below shows the position of the fingers on the strings to play the notes of this scale.

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Let's take a look at Pentatonic Lick Number 5. This is a, very much a chromatic sounding kind of lick and is predominantly played at the bottom end of the pentatonic scale. So, let me take you through those notes right now.

So, once again, we're ... using our A minor pentatonic scale which I'm sure by now you're familiar with. Starting with our third finger up here on an E note on the seventh fret of the A string ... moving down chromatically one fret ... to our sixth fret ... then dropping down to our D string underneath on the seventh fret ... moving back into, again, the sixth fret on our A string ... down to the fifth fret of our A string ... now moving to the sixth fret of our D string ... back to the fifth fret of our A string ...

Now, from there I'm going to add the forth finger on the E string on the eighth fret ... and finishing up with ... my last three notes which are going to be 5, 7, 5 ...

Ok, we put the backing track on, and we trade back and forward with Pentatonic Lick No 5.
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Now, with the track we've just played, I'm playing through that it fairly quickly. If you can't maintain that tempo, that's ok. You can break the lick up. As I've said before, it's up to you the way that you phrase the lick ... one idea ... any way you like.

Have fun with it and I'll see you next time.

 

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