Hey, guys. Claude Johnson here with guitarcontrol.com
and I want to give you a nice mini lesson with a way to
kind of spice-up any pentatonic lick or just a way to
play something interesting.
Whatever key you’re in, let’s say it’s the key of C,
hopefully you’re familiar with the pentatonic position.
If not, check-out guitarcontrol.com/lead. I’ll hook you
up with my beginner lead guitar course. So what you want
to do is do a descending lick, any kind of lick, working
away from the upper frets, down. It will be straight down
like that or it can be weaving your way down, but it will
lead to the bottom. Instead of hitting that three frets
away from the root, try two frets away from the root and
bend. So something like this.
The reason it sounds cool is because of the contrast
of all pentatonics and then all of a sudden you throw-in
this kind of dorian kind of sound. Try that out. Again,
all you need to do is descend pentatonically and then
throw that note just two frets away from the root, bend-up
a half step and kind of bend, release and pull-off and
then you can hit some vibrato on the root.
So that’s my mini lesson for the day. You can check
the link in the description for the tabs and if you’d
like to check-out my beginner lead guitar course,
just go to guitarcontrol.com/lead. That’s it.
Thanks for watching.