How To Play Guitar Lick with Hexatonic Scale

Hey, how’s it going this is Jon McLennan with Guitar Control, excited to bring you this lesson. In our previous lesson we discussed something called the hexatonic scale and I showed you how to take a major scale, you remove the 4th step and you get the G major hexatonic. And now what I’m going to show you is a lick that utilizes that sound. Again, I’m not necessarily thinking of it as a scale, but more of a sound that I can dial up.

Here’s some vocabulary, some licks for you to practice that are going to drive the idea home.

Guitar Lesson on Hexatonic Scale - Guitar Lick with Hexatonic Scale

So we start on the 2nd fret — this is coming off a G. So we’re starting right on the major 7th and we’re going to play 2, 3, 2, 5, 3. And then 4, 2, 5 and then I’m going to slide into the 7th of the chord, but I’m starting on the 3rd fret, sliding to the 4th; and then 5th fret, 2nd fret. So here it is again slowly. And then 1 and 2 and a little rhythmic variation, mainly 8th notes though. Or you could just pluck it without the pull-off there. Then play your G major 7 chord. Again, 3, 4, 4, 3, for that chord. Sometimes I’ll even play this chord and get it cross-bar here, diagonally and grab that note on the 2nd fret. Again, I’m attaching the chord to the lick. So if I’m vamping this chord…

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