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Rock Guitar Lessons: Pentatonic Solo 5

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[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
All right.
This has super tight, rhythms and accents.
Duck-a-da-got, duck-a-da-got.
With nice stops in between.
And we're using a very familiar pattern
that we did in the last example.
[MUSIC]
But the last time we did it we bent it.
[MUSIC]
But this one, I'm not gonna bend it.
I'm just gonna stomp on that D note.
[MUSIC]
[SOUND] And
then were gonna do an amazing thing, we
gonna take the whole lick and
put it on lower string, that's lower in
pitch.
[MUSIC]
Within the shape of the pentatonic scale,
so were starting to get this repeating
patterns,
lets take a look at the first one again.
This starts with an upstroke,
then we do a down, then we do a pull-off,
then we do another down.
So that's it.
This should already be pretty well
rehearsed because we've been working on
that last lick.
But let's just play it a couple times more
to make sure.
So I'm gonna loop it with with those rests
in the middle, so I'll go like.
[SOUND] Let me count that off.
One, two, three, four.
[SOUND] Really want to concentrate on
making sure
the right hand is doing the proper
strokes.
Always start with the up [SOUND] and
you can even built it one at a time to
make sure.
So let's just do the up on the downbeat.
[MUSIC]
[SOUND] It's, I love when things are easy.
[MUSIC]
And then we'll add the down after that.
[MUSIC]
[SOUND] [SOUND] And
we'll add the pull-off, [SOUND] making
sure the strokes, [SOUND] are consistent.
[SOUND] Then that last downstroke.
[SOUND] And the nice thing about that
pull-off.
Is it gives you time.
It gives your right hand a little time to
relax [SOUND] you know this time
to get down the the next string [SOUND] to
do that last downstroke, so that's why I
like putting a combination of pick notes
and pull-offs together, it gives your,
your right hand a little rest, and it also
makes a nice smooth sound.
All right, so let's go to the next one
which rhythmically is identical.
[MUSIC]
Also the pick strokes are identical, and
the left hand part is really similar in
terms of form, but
we had to alter the frets that we're using
to stay within the notes of the scale.
So let's take a look at those notes.
[MUSIC]
And again the same technique.
We're starting with an up, followed by a
down,
followed by a pull-off and then a
downstroke at the end.
So this pattern that we're learning, we're
just putting it in different spots.
So once you learn one of them, the second
one should be really easy.
So we'll go one, two, three, four.
[SOUND] Each with an up.
[SOUND] At the beginning.
[SOUND] Up, [SOUND] up, [SOUND] alright.
This is, I'm, I'm really excited about
this because this is gonna lead you to so
many cool places and it's cool on its own,
as well.
Now, after that, I want,
I wanna do my usual technique of putting
in a rhythmic figure.
[MUSIC]
Just so
we get used to doing the transition
between lead and solo.
So this one, I'm gonna do a D sus.
[MUSIC]
It's got the pinky in there.
And then take the sus off for a normal D
major chord, and
then I'm gonna do a C chord, this C
actually had a ninth in it as well.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight, nine.
And I'm gonna go, to our A power chord.
So it sounds like this.
[MUSIC]
This is sort of a cool technique of taking
the rhythm of a solo and making an
identical rhythm for the rhythm, so
let's hear the two together.
One, two, three four.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
All right, let's see if
we can get a little faster.
And we'll go, doo da doo, one two three,
four.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Now I'm really excited about this,
because if you can do this, you're, a lot
of really good things are in store.
This is the, this is the core technique
for so
much amazing fast exciting athletic guitar
playing.
So, please practice these a lot,
make them indestructible by playing them
over and over again.
Listen close to them, play them slow with
a clean sound.
Make sure all those strokes are right.
Make sure they, they just feel good and
you can close your eyes.
You can play them with your foot going.
You know, you can breathe and just easy to
play because you practice it so much and
you've made it.
A good habit of your technique to play
this.
A lot of muting techniques come into play
as always.
You know, muting that out here.
By now these things are intuitive, I've
been making you do them so
much that you know them.
All right so I think we're ready for the
next one but practice this one a lot.
One, two, three, four.
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[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four!
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