ALL-STAR II

                                                                                            Level 14

 

PENTATONIC SCALE

THE  CORNERSTONE OF IMPROVISATION

PENTATONIC SCALE

ORANGE = MINOR PENTATONIC SCALE

D E F# G A B C# D
B C# D E F# G A B
B    D E F#   A B
D E F#   A B    D

C major 7 might be written as "Cmaj7" or "CM7" on a chord sheet. 

BLUE = MAJOR PENTATONIC SCALE

GREY = NOT INCLUDED IN
PENTATONIC SCALES

"PENT" = FIVE

B minor scale

D major scale

GUITAR TECHNIQUE

bend with AIM and PURPOSE

Bends

pushing your string to "bend" into another note

GUITAR TECHNIQUE

Always bend the string aiming for a specific note.  The most common bends are HALF steps and WHOLE steps.

Bends

These can be played on any string and any fret.

b = bend

r = release

e-----------------
B-----------------
G-5-6-5---5-b6-r5-
D-----------------
A-----------------
E-----------------

 

e-----------------
B-----------------
G-5-7-5---5-b7-r5-
D-----------------
A-----------------
E-----------------

 

GUITAR TECHNIQUE

String Skipping

Pick control requires      COORDINATION

                                                                                                       and

                            PRACTICE

GUITAR TECHNIQUE

String Skipping

Stay "in the zone" -- don't cross over the following string until you're ready to move to the next one.

try to "hop" over the strings without leaping away from the guitar

GUITAR TECHNIQUE

Legato

"in a smooth, flowing manner"

use

HAMMER-ON

and

PULL-OFF

techniques

GUITAR TECHNIQUE

Legato

concentrate on

               ACCURACY

                    and

                       FLOW        (not speed!)

e----------------------|----------------------|
B----------------------|----------------------|
G----------------------|----------------------|
D-5-h6-h8-p6-5-h6-h8---|----------------------|
A----------------------|-5-h6-h8-p6-5-h6-h8---|
E----------------------|----------------------|