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# 3-Note-Per-String Pentatonics

Instructor: Chris Feener
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• Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Scales Style: Any Style

Excerpt: Hey guys, For this tutorial, I wanted to focus on something that I frequently practice and incorporate into my lead playing - stretching the pentatonic scale out over three notes per-string. What we get in doing so, is a pattern which includes notes played more than once within short capacities, except in different positions, which warrants a very "trippy" ...

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• Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Scales Style: Any Style

Excerpt: So let's start in A minor. The A minor pentatonic consists of 5 notes, obviously, but we'll be playing in groupings of 6 which will cover all 5 pentatonic notes. This isn't overly "conventional" in the sense that we aren't sticking to an ascend of one note intervals - we're covering a greater area, but due to the stretches on both strings, we'll sometimes co...

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• Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Exercises Style: Any Style

Excerpt: So let's dive right into some "practical" context stuff and examine how we can use this technique to inspire some awesome licks based on notes we already know. Exercise 1 is completely full of position shifts and literally covers notes in every pentatonic position. It's a great exercise for visualizing these shifts and understanding how this concept wo...

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• Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Exercises Style: Any Style

Excerpt: This next exercise is based in C minor. We'll be covering the first two minor pentatonic positions while descending in groups of 5. Sticking to notes strictly related to the pentatonic scale, you'll begin to hear some very flavorful, interesting and not-so conventional sounding position-shifts. To execute this lick, be aware of the picking - a combination of...

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• Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Exercises Style: Any Style

Excerpt: To finish, let's try a descending lick that warrants a more linear voicing, with less position-shifting. I very often hear from students, and have experienced myself, the greater difficulty in descending vs. ascending scale patterns, or vice versa, so let's not exclude anything. Based in A minor, focus on the odd 16th note groupings and be sure to stay withi...

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