Pentatonic Lick No 7

In this lesson, Charlie presents another 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 No 7. This is basically a triplet lick. It's coming of the third degree of the C Major scale. So, when I play that C Major scale I'm going to be starting on an E note. I'll take you through the scale shape, and then I'll take you through the lick.

So, starting off with our scale shape. This is a major scale, a C Major scale that I'm starting on an E note on the 12th fret. I'm playing the notes E, F, G, on my sixth string. A, B, C on my A string. D, E, F on my D string. G to A on my G string. B, C, D on my B string. And E, F natural and G.

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There is my C scale starting on my third degree or starting on my E note.

So, to start the lick, I'm going to slide in on my D string up to the 14th fret which is my E note ... move down to my G ... and then back to my E ... back to my G to start the next triplet ...

Moving up to my A note ... always returning back once, so I'm going up and then back to my G here ...

I then move down to my B note ... once I get to my B note, straight back again to my A note ...

Take that up again to the C ... C-B-C ... D-C-D ... starting to see the pattern now, it's just triplets all the way ... and on the final note ... a full tone bend on that G note. Takes you all the way up, I'm bending that up to an A note ...

Looking at our right and left hand together, and I'll count it through for you, sliding into the first note, and then it's just a series of triplets ...
1@a, 2@a, 3@a, 4@a
1@a, 2@a, 3@a, ...

Most of these licks sound really good if you can play them through fairly quickly. If you cannot play them fast at the start, that's ok. You can always find somewhere to make the lick work even at the slow speed. Keep your practice up. A good thing to do with these licks to build up your speed is, as I've said before, is work with a metronome.

That was Pentatonic Link no 7. Have fun. See you next time.

 

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