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Lead Level 2
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Bandwagon Mus i c Studi os
E SHAPE
MAJOR PENTATONIC
SCALE 1 LICKS
Lick Number 1. Lick Number 2. Lick Number 3.
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 A major you can play in the low octave
in position 2 and in the high octave in position 14.
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 major pentatonic scale.
3.
The lick.