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Rock Guitar Lessons: Pentatonic Solo 6

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One, two, three, four.
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.
These are all things you've done before.
In the very last example, we did the first
And we did the second part.
But we had a space in between, we went.
All I'm doing
this time is removing the space so we're
Just putting them together.
You already have the techniques to do this
I'm confident that you're gonna do a great
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.
I'm just going to end it
right there for now.
Even slower.
Let's see.
One, two, three, four.
Yeah, you can do it.
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.
Which ended with a downstroke,
on this finger.
That's where we ended.
Now let's see where we, where have to
start up on the next one.
We have to end,
we have to start with an upstroke.
Right there.
So that transition by itself.
Is those two notes.
Now, it's interesting cause if you go way
back to the chords section, it's the same
exact finger, the same exact picking.
You can see my master plan of teaching you
how to do this, just coming into, coming
into bloom.
So that's the technique we need.
We've already go it.
And let's just practice that transition by
That's, that's a really good way to do
Just practice the first note.
Of the next section.
Three, four.
Starting with the upstroke.
And here we go.
After that,
you're ready to put them together.
You got it.
All right after that,
I'm gonna add a bend.
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
[SOUND] Now, what I did here is, these
to me, have the potential to be pretty
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.
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.
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].
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.
Oh, that's a good one.
The one other thing that I want to point
out, is the last note of the fast lick.
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,
is an upstroke.
I use that all the time if I have a fast
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.
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.
One, two, three, four!