Pentatonic Lick No 8

In this lesson, Charlie presents the eighth installment in this series of Pentatonic licks.
The diagram below shows the position of the fingers on the strings to play the notes of this scale.

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So this is Pentatonic lick No 8. It is based on our A minor pentatonic lick scale, which we've played many times before. The interesting thing about this one is that we are playing pretty much in semiquavers. The first note of this lick is on the 'a' of the four counts: (four-e-&-)a, and then we are coming into pretty much the beginning of the semiquavers:
(four-e-&-)a
one-e-&-a, two-e-&-a, thre-e-&-a, four-e-&-a
one-e-&-a, two

All we're really doing here is plying our pentatonic scale ... starting on our E note of the 5th fret of the B string. We play our little introductory note, which is (four-e-&-)a ... (four-e-&-)a ... one-e-&-a ... moving down that pentatonic scale 4-1-4-1 ...

Starting on the C note on the 8th fret ... Now, I start on my A note on the 5th fret ... And descend down four ...Now, I'm starting on my G note on the B string on the 8th fret ... Which takes me to my E note on the 5th fret of the B string ...D note, so we're just descending through that scale ...

From counting our through, it would be
(four-e-&-)a
one-e-&-a, two-e-&-a, thre-e-&-a, four-e-&-a
one-e-&-a, two
...

Taking a look at the right and left hands together, notice the I'm using again the alternate picking with my right hand ...

A little slower ...

And you can also play that lick straight through as we have done ... or you might want to swing it ...

Remember with licks, we need to experiment, we need to play the over different feels, over different keys and we need to come up with our own creative ideas. Have fun with Pentatonic Lick No 8.

 

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