Micro Lesson 228: "G Major" Pentatonic Lick

Welcome to... "Micro-Lesson 228"

This Micro Lesson runs through a fast "G Major" Pentatonic Lick covering a large section of the guitar's fingerboard. 

The lick uses the standard 5-tone Major Pentatonic scale. Beginning at at the 3rd position and starting at the root of "G" this Major Pentatonic lick runs up the neck covering several sequenced scale concepts up into the 7th position.  

Across that initial long scale run, the lick applies a collection of phrasing embellishments including, "Hammer-ons," "Pull-offs," and "Slides." At the end of this 2-bar scale run, the lick slows slightly to allow for a, "Full-Step Bend," from the 10th fret of the second string. A final resolution occurs upon the tonic of the key, "G." 

Overall, the scale run is quite a fast-paced idea that will likely take some time to fully develop up to full playing /performance speed. That said however, the suggested tempo I've given is still under 100 b.p.m. sitting at 92 b.p.m. 

As always, memorize this lick and pre-plan all of the fingering choices prior to trying to build the speed up to faster and faster levels with your metronome. Enjoy!

Micro Lesson 228: "G Major" Pentatonic Lick


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