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Rock Guitar Lessons: Pentatonic Solo 2

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One, two, three, four.
All right.
This is a variation of the last example,
but it adds one important element and
that is we're studying to take advantage
of this pull-off lick.
[SOUND] We did two of them this time.
Let's listen to how it goes in the phase.
One, two, three, four.
So we have, [SOUND] and
the thing I want to focus on this, is the
picking technique.
I'm doing a upstroke everything time I hit
this first finger on the A note so
that's an up.
[SOUND] And just check that out for a
second, [SOUND] so
it always starts with the up, followed by
a down, so up down.
[SOUND] And that's followed by the
[SOUND] Now, the techniques we did in our
shuffle section should have
gotten you ready for this because I, we're
really using
the upstroke as the accent, as sort of the
point of a rhythmic sword.
And let's put it into this,
in this bridge again real slow, so you can
really concentrate on that upstroke.
So, one, two, three, four.
Just do that much.
So it's down, up, up, up, down, up, down.
With the pull-offs making that,
giving you that extra note for free.
All right.
So let's do it in time again.
One, two, three, four.
I really want to make sure that this lick.
Is picked and
pulled off exactly like I'm doing them.
You always want that to start with an up,
[SOUND] a down, [SOUND] and a pull-off.
All right, you can do it.
Let's see what comes next.
We have our familiar quarter bends note.
Quarter step up just a little bit.
[SOUND] Just enough to make it feel cool.
And then we'll do a rhythm guitar version
of this.
Like this.
And again, this is similar to the last
example but
we are doing a rhythm guitar version.
So it starts up on the downstroke
[SOUND] but then immediately we go into
those upstroke syncopations.
[SOUND] So, down, up, up.
From there.
all these accents are driven with the
So I'm going up on the chord, [SOUND] down
on the G, [SOUND] and a pull-off.
With some muting if I have distortion.
is the identical feel and technique as.
So that way you,
you really are gonna digest this technique
and, and make it indestructible.
We're doing it on the high notes, we're
doing it on the low notes.
And really getting the feel of how that
rhythm feels.
All right.
So let's do it all together real slow.
One, two, three, four.
Now for
me, this is almost easier to play if I
keep my foot going.
Because it gives me a sense of where the
time is.
There's so many syncopation in this, that
without the foot, I might get lost.
So I encourage you to use your left foot,
as well.
The right one will make your guitar bounce
up in the air if you're sitting down, so
that's why the left one is good.
And let's speed it up a little bit.
One, two, three, four.
Oh, like that.
Little more distortion, we'll see if we
can use our muting techniques to keep it
nice and clean even with more distortion.
One, two, three, four.
All right.
Play that one a lot.
One, two, three, four!