Learn to play a fun & easy blues rock pentatonic lick in E with Guitar Control instructor Darrin Goodman, aka Uncle D. Be sure to get the free tabs to go along with the step by step video instruction and you will be rockin’ this sweet fun & easy blues rock pentatonic lick in E tonight!
How’s it going everybody? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing you this video lesson today I want to show you how to play this fun & easy blues rock pentatonic lick in E .
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Fun & Easy Bluesy Rock Pentatonic Lick In E
All right so this is all for the most part just taken out of the E minor pentatonic scale in the open position… and we’re going to have some passing tones in there.
All right so the first thing we’re going to be here on the third fret of the high E string and we’re going to be bending this so you can use your third finger and then have your second finger behind it on the second fret so you can get that leverage or you could do the same thing with your first finger and your second finger; just don’t try to just to do it with just your first finger, this just makes it much, much easier. All right so we’re going to pick this and we’re going to do a half step bend and then we’re going to release it to the open string and its eighth notes so this is going to be like one and… So let me do that bend we’re only bending it up a half step, so that’s one and. All right so then starting on the second beat we’re going to do the same thing, but we’re going to move down a string, so now we’re on the third fret of the B string and we’re gonna do the same thing. We’re going to do that bend a half step, but then we’re going to hit the high E string open instead of the B string. So we’ve got one and two and like that or if you prefer that way. Now beat three is a triplet so what we’re going to do is we’re going to start here on the second fret of the G string with your second finger and we’re going to pick that and slide to the fourth fret and follow that with the open high E string… So how I count triplets so that way I can know what beat I’m on. So like this here is on that starts on beat three, so three yell ow, that’s how I count it. And then for beat four it’s the same thing, it’s triplets, we’re gonna start here on the fourth fret so when you do this just keep your middle finger held down there and then we’re going to pick that slide back to the second fret and pull to the open string… So that’s our whole first measure. Now you notice on the tab it actually says starting on beat three to let it ring. So you want those notes to ring out over the top of each other. It just gives it that kind of, you know you know, more of a bluesy, gritty sound. All right so then starting on the second measure on the downbeat of one, second fret of the D string. So when we’re coming out of the… that’s actually like one phrase… And then starting on the and of two and this is this is going to be unusual to count because we’re it’s a triplet, but it’s not starting on the downbeat, it’s starting on the and of two. So we’ve got this is one and then and two; see how I’m not even sure how I would count that with the numbers in yell ow. So it’ll be one and then on the and, and yell-ow, oh there we go two to the open D string, so it’s the open A string and then you’re gonna hammer to the first fret and second fret… to the open D string and when we hit that that is just a single eighth note, so it would be the and of two. And now we’re going to do this part backwards like we did on the previous one. So we’re going to start on the second fret of the A string and we’re going to pull to the first fret and then do the open string and that’s for that’s three yell ow and then on the downbeat of four we’re gonna grab the third fret of the low E string and we’re going to do just a quarter step bend and that is on the downbeat of four; so it’s like four and, and then that’s tied to a whole note on the next measure… I picked some of those notes instead of doing hammer-ons and that’s the beauty of these types of licks is that you can you can kind of mix it up and make it however you want it to be; make it your own. But anyhow this is kind of a good one like maybe to end on. You know if like you were playing over a 12 Bar at the end of it when the five chord and turnaround and then you know it would be the end… something like that.
All right so one of the reasons why at first I was saying about do it using your third finger because this way if… I don’t have to move my hand position around except when I do this slide, but I’m just… this way I don’t have to change my hand position. My first finger is handling the first fret, second fingers handling the second fret, so on and so forth; it just makes it a lot easier for playing stuff like this and in playing licks like this if you’re not keeping trying to stay consistent with how you do it is really helpful as well.
All right so there you have it. I think it’s pretty cool bluesy rock lick in E. So you like this fun & easy blues rock pentatonic lick in E lesson be sure to give me a thumbs up and leave a comment down below if you have any questions about this or other guitar related topics. If you haven’t already done so please subscribe to the channel and hit that notification bell so you don’t miss any of the content that we upload throughout the week. Well that is all I have for you today. Thanks for watching fun & easy blues rock pentatonic lick in E and have a great day.