Micro Lesson 181: "Key of A" Minor Pentatonic Lick

Welcome to... "Micro-Lesson 181"

This Micro Lesson takes a look at an easy to play "A Minor" Pentatonic Lick based in the popular 5th position. 

This relatively easy to perform minor pentatonic scale lick is formed within the very common 5th position layout of the "Minor Pentatonic Scale" 

This "A Pattern" from the 6th string root is used in thousands of popular licks and riffs. 

In the first section of our Micro-Lesson lick we descend across the string sets from the first string into the fourth. The resolution tone is the 7th fret "A" tone on the fourth string. 

The second section of the lick deals with strings 5th through 3rd remaining within the 5th position. Notes of, "A, G, E and C," highlight the "A Minor" harmony. 

The final resolution pushes through two double-stop chords of, "C5 and D5," rounding out the melody and offering players a way to loop the idea for more fun during rehearsal. Have fun learning the lick and building it up to speed. Enjoy!

Micro Lesson 181: "Key of A" Minor Pentatonic Lick


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