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Bandwagon Mus i c Studi os
E SHAPE - MINOR PENTATONIC
SCALE 1 LICKS
Lick Number 1.
Lick Number 2.
By playing this routine of chord - scale - lick
the idea that the scale belongs to a chord
should become clear.
You will also see what other notes may be
added to the lick. These other notes will come
from the scale or box.
Play the licks in different keys, especially the
keys of A and E. Other common keys are G, C
and D. Eventually try all the keys.
A common trick is to play the licks swapping
between the low and high octaves e.g. if you’re
in the key of G you can play in the low octave
in position 3 and in the high octave in position
15. To help you quickly and easily find the
different octaves use the fret markers or
dots on the fret board.
The guitar is in two halves. The low half is
from the open frets to fret 11 with the high
half is from fret 12 upwards. These two
halves are an octave apart and therefore the
dots in both halves are an octave apart. The
double dots at fret 12 show that these notes
are an octave higher than the open notes. If
there were double dots at the open fret then
this idea would be clearer. The first dot above
the open fret and the first dot above fret 12
are also an octave apart. So when you play
your solo from either dot this would be the
same key just an octave apart.
The licks can be used for all styles of music.
Play the licks against any “groove”, “feel”, or
“rhythm”.
Remember
Play the routine of
1.
The Chord – This time the E shape bar chord.
2.
The Scale – This time the E shape minor pentatonic scale.
3.
The lick.