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Rock Guitar Lessons: Pentatonic Solo 6

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[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
All right, we're actually doing some
pretty serious 16th notes at this point.
We've built them gradually up, you have
all the techniques to do this, so
I think you're going to be able to do it
pretty easily, now the 16th notes in this.
[MUSIC]
These are all things you've done before.
In the very last example, we did the first
part.
And we did the second part.
But we had a space in between, we went.
[MUSIC]
All I'm doing
this time is removing the space so we're
going.
[MUSIC]
Just putting them together.
You already have the techniques to do this
so
I'm confident that you're gonna do a great
job.
[MUSIC]
That's the part.
Let's do it slowly first to get used to it
because we're going to have that
transition that happens a little quicker
since we took out that space.
So let's take a look at it.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
I'm just going to end it
right there for now.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Even slower.
Let's see.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
Yeah, you can do it.
[MUSIC]
Now I want to look at
that transition between these two things.
That's the only thing we change.
Between the last example and this one is,
between this one is.
[MUSIC]
Which ended with a downstroke,
on this finger.
[MUSIC]
That's where we ended.
Now let's see where we, where have to
start up on the next one.
[MUSIC]
We have to end,
we have to start with an upstroke.
[MUSIC]
Right there.
So that transition by itself.
[MUSIC]
Is those two notes.
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[MUSIC]
Now, it's interesting cause if you go way
back to the chords section, it's the same
exact finger, the same exact picking.
[MUSIC]
You can see my master plan of teaching you
how to do this, just coming into, coming
into bloom.
[MUSIC]
So that's the technique we need.
We've already go it.
And let's just practice that transition by
itself.
That's, that's a really good way to do
this.
Just practice the first note.
[MUSIC]
Of the next section.
[MUSIC]
Three, four.
[MUSIC]
Starting with the upstroke.
[MUSIC]
And here we go.
[MUSIC]
After that,
you're ready to put them together.
[MUSIC]
Fantastic.
[MUSIC]
You got it.
[MUSIC]
All right after that,
I'm gonna add a bend.
[MUSIC]
Or a vibratoed note I should say.
I'm gonna sort of focus it on the, [SOUND]
on the C note and
just vibrato it a little bit.
[SOUND] Now let's see what happens after
that.
[SOUND] Now, what I did here is, these
notes,
to me, have the potential to be pretty
intense.
They're fast, if you hit them loud,
they're loud [SOUND].
So, to really grab the ear of our
audience, I'm gonna bring it way down and
make it much slower.
[MUSIC]
And just do two simple chords in between,
these are power chords, I'm gonna do the
first chord with my first finger,
a bar, those two notes, and then up a
whole step.
[MUSIC]
You can either pluck them with your
fingers if you really wanna be quiet.
[SOUND] Or if you wanna develop some good
quiet picking technique [SOUND] like that,
either way is fine.
I'll do it with my pick for now.
[SOUND] That's actually gonna develop a
great picking technique to be able to
control it [SOUND] at that dynamic level.
So if we go like three, four [SOUND].
Yeah.
[SOUND]
[MUSIC]
That shows you have so
much control of your instrument if you can
do that.
Go from loud and fast, to quiet and slow.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Oh, that's a good one.
The one other thing that I want to point
out, is the last note of the fast lick.
[MUSIC]
Is going to be an upstroke as well.
And sometimes, having those little, what
you call like a like a mental note of,
of to focus on that your last note,
[MUSIC]
is an upstroke.
I use that all the time if I have a fast
lick.
A lot of, a lot of the times I rely on
these techniques that I've built into
habit but it's helpful sometimes to just
have one at the beginning note or
the end note.
I just tell myself okay.
First note's an upstroke, last note's an
upstroke, the rest, the rest I can rely
on the intuition I've built from playing
it slowly and repetitively and but
if I know the first, the first and last,
that can really help focus me in.
So it starts with an up.
[MUSIC]
And it ends with an up.
And then I do two quiet down strokes for
the chords.
All right, let's try this together, this
is a great one.
One, two, three, four.
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One, two, three, four!
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