Fun & Easy Horizontal Pentatonic Sequence In E Minor

Learn to play a fun and easy horizontal pentatonic sequence in E minor that is movable across the neck into different keys 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’ these licks tonight!

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How’s it going everybody? This is Darrin with bringing this video lesson. Today I want to show you how to play a pentatonic sequence that’s more horizontal across the fretboard and can kind of help you to see where all of the patterns are and it’s a kind of a repeating sequence so it’s easy to make licks out of.

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Horizontal Petatonic Sequence In E Minor

All right so we’re doing this in E minor pentatonic, but it you know it’s movable. You can do it in whatever key you want. So what I’m using here is I’m using a pattern that I did a previous lesson on for this so if you don’t already know that scale pattern then you want to check that lesson out. So what I’m going to do here is our root note is actually this E here on the seventh fret of the A string, but what I’m going to do is I’m going to start here on D and I’m going to slide into it. So my ring finger on the fifth fret of the A string and I’m going to pick that and slide to seven and then I’m going to take my first finger and put it down here onto the fifth fret of the D string so that way I pick five, slide to seven and then go to this five on the D string and back to the seventh fret of the A string… that’s our first measure. Now on our second measure we’re going to start we’re just going to basically repeat that pattern, but this time we’re going to start here on the fifth fret of the D string and I’m going to do a hammer-on to the seventh fret and then slide to the ninth fret and now my first finger is going to pick up the seventh fret of the G string and we’re going to go from the G string to the D string, back to the G string back so it’s that same sequence… Now we’re going to start by doing a hammer-on from the seventh fret to the ninth fret on the G string and then we’re gonna go to the eighth fret of the G string, excuse me of the B string with your second finger and then back to the ninth fret of the G string back to the B string back to the G string again, so it’s repeating… Now starting on the 10th fret, excuse me on the eighth fret of the B string with our second finger where we left off and we’re going to pick that and do a slide to the tenth fret and then a hammer-on to the 12th fret and now our first finger will go to the 10th fret of the B string or excuse me the high E string and it’ll do that same from the 10th fret of the high E to the 12th fret of the B string… All right so then after we were going to the 10th fret of the high E string and hammer to the 12th fret and slide to 15. So now what we’ve done here, like I said if you saw that video I did with these scales I showed how you can overlap this pattern to the pentatonic number one that you hopefully already know. So we start here we’re gonna go pick 10 hammer to 12 and slide to 15 and now we’re going to actually change the sequence. We’re going to do more kind of a lick that’s based out of pattern one, but it’s going to help this to resolve. So we’re going to pick 15 and pull to 12 and then go to 15 on the B string, back to 12 on the high E string and then we’re gonna go to the 15th fret on the B string and pick and pull to the 12th fret to the G string 14 pull to 12 and then finally end it here on the 14th fret of the D string which is an E… So the whole thing… All right, so with that you wouldn’t necessarily play the whole thing, but it could give you something as a transitional, you know, a way that you can transition from one pattern into the other and then this just also just shows all these different locations you can play in that key in E Minor, but like I said this is movable. So if we started on the 10th fret we’d be in A…


All right, so there you have it, a minor pentatonic sequence, lick, however you want to look at it that goes more horizontal across the fretboard. It’s a movable shape so you can transpose it into whatever key you want to play it in. So if you like this 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 and have a great day.

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