How to Do The 3 Notes Per String Pentatonic Lick

Hope you enjoy this lick. One thing I forgot to mention in the video is that
right after you the play the 3 notes on 1 string, you are going to be
playing the next note on the string below it with your ring finger, and then
flattening out your ring finger to go back up to the previous string (on the same fret) to start
the next “2 and 2” pattern. This way of doing it lets you create the speed
that I’m demonstrating here. Hope that makes sense.

Hey, guys. What’s up? It’s Claude Johnson and today
I want to talk about three note per string pentatonics.
Let me give you an example of what I’m talking about.
Check it out.

So one of the licks I’m doing is what I call a descending
one, two, three, four pentatonic sequence. What that means
is I’m going down the scale four notes at a time. One, two,
three, four; one, two, three, four; one, two, three, four;
one, two, three, four; one, two, three, four.

So I go down four notes and then the notes I started on, I
start the next pattern of four notes down one note from that.
I’m here on the 17th fret of the G string, which is a C. So
I go… And then the next note is 15th fret of the G string,
which is the B flat. And so on, okay?

Now, with this pattern, the first set of notes I’m playing
three on a string and then one on the next string. And then
I’m playing two and two and then three and one and then two
and two, and then, again, three and one and then two and two.
Okay?

I’m mostly using hammer-on to pull-offs to make it not only
easier to play, but it gives it a more fluid sound as well.
So check the tabs and I hope you enjoyed that lick.

All right. I hope you were digging the flavor of that lesson.
Thanks for watching and I’ll catch you next time.

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