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Harmonica Lessons: Pentatonic Scale: Exercises and Licks

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Then you can practice a leap
frog version of the pentatonic scale.
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It sounds very easy,
but you have to get
used to it over
the course of time.
It'll be very easy for you as the sound
of the thing gets into your head.
You won't be playing wrong notes.
Because whenever you start to do anything
like this, you're gonna make mistakes.
So don't be discouraged just
because I do it so easily,
cuz I've been playing this stuff for,
I told you I'm 94, so
it's been 78 years, I guess,
that I've been doing harmonica.
So,
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so that's like old guitar lick.
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Just run it up and
down the pentatonic scale,
you can do no wrong,
every note is right.
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and
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This is very,
very valuable thing to practice,
because not only does it work for
country music and for some blues.
But it also works for
fusion music, for Latin music,
for jazz, for rock 'n' roll and
Chinese music.
It works for
tons of different kinds of music.
So getting comfortable with the pentatonic
scale in the key of G is a really
important thing to do.
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So, if you wanna practice
the pentatonic runs,
and send them in to me,
I'll be more than happy to listen to them.
And send you back some critiques.
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