Breakout Of The Pentatonic Rut With This Easy Exercise from Guitar Control instructor Darrin Goodman. Be sure to click the link and get the free tabs to go along with this free Breakout Of The Pentatonic Rut – Easy Exercise lesson.
Hey everybody how’s it going? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing you this video lesson. Today I want to show you Breakout Of The Pentatonic Rut – Easy Exercise for the first pattern of the minor pentatonic scale, the box pattern that hopefully you already know if not, I’ll quickly go over it. What this exercise is going to do is kind of help you to break out, we kind of get stuck in just playing sequential notes up and down, so this is just a kind of a way to break it up, so that way you get where all the notes are and everything, but you can kind of utilize it more to be more creative in your soloing. So be sure to click on the link in the description for the tabs and let’s get close up and take a look at this.
Pentatonic Exercise Ascending
All right, so I’m doing this Breakout Of The Pentatonic Rut – Easy Exercise in the key of A, but this is movable so you can play this pattern anywhere. So we start off we’re on the fifth fret of the low E with my first finger and we play that note and then we roll up and play the fifth fret of the A string.
Then we shift over and we play the eighth fret of the low E to the seventh fret of the A string. So those are the first four notes, but instead of playing in sequence like that… we’re going to play five, five, eight, and seven, and then we’re going to just play the notes in the sequence.
So this whole pattern is based on two strings at a time. So we’ll do it on the low E and the A and then the A and the D, the D and the G, the G and the B, and then the B and the E. Now we just start the process over again on the A string, so again on the A string we’re five to five, on the D string to seven, on the A string to seven, on the D string and then we follow that with the fifth fret of the A string, a seventh fret of the A string to five and seven on the D string. Now we start the process over again on the D string; so 5 on D to 5 on G to 7 on D to 7 on G. Now we start on G; five on G to B or two five on the B string to seven on the G string to eight on the B string… and then we play those four notes. Finally the B and the E string; so five and five and eight and eight… So that is the ascending portion of it. So now let’s take a look at how we’re going to do this Breakout Of The Pentatonic Rut – Easy Exercise for descending.
Pentatonic Exercise Descending
So for descending we’re basically just doing it backwards. So we’re going to start at the very top, so here on the 8th fret of the high E and then I’m going to roll that finger back to the 8th fret of the B string and then over to the 5th fret of the high E to the fifth fret of the B and then those four notes in reverse; so eight, five, eight and five. Now we just start on the B string. So on the B string we’re eight and then to seven on the G string to five on the B string to five on the G string and then we play those notes… Now we’re going to start on the G to the D string; so seven, seven, five and four and then play those notes. Now the D and the A string; seven, seven, five and five and then finally the A and the low E. So seven, eight, five and five, so we put the whole the ascending and the descending together… just like that.
All right so I hope you enjoyed Breakout Of The Pentatonic Rut – Easy Exercise and you got something out of it. If you would like to check out some more variations and on the pentatonic scale, I did a lesson a while back that had some different variations of things you can do to really kind of help get both of your hands in sync and really get that scale under your belt so I’ll just leave a link for that here.
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