Guitar Control presents instructor Darrin Goodman, aka Uncle D, with a fun and easy bluesy descending pentatonic lick in C. This sweet lick covers a large portion of the fretboard and can easily be transposed to another key since it does not use any open strings in the lick. So be sure to get the free tabs to go along with the video instruction and you will be rockin this sweet lick tonight!
How’s it going everybody this is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing you this video lesson and today I’ve got a kind of a cool pentatonic sequence for you. It’s a kind of a long descending run and we’re not using any open strings in this so it could be transposed into other keys and easily kind of slid around.
So right now, Guitar Control is giving away this really awesome daily practice routine to improve your lead guitar chops. This was put together by our very own Silvio Gazquez, a two-time Guitar Idle finalist. This routine covers the four main concepts that are necessary for lead guitar; alternate picking, legato, sweep picking and tapping. All the tabs and exercises are all included in this free ebook and there’s a link in the description where you can get yours.
So be sure to click on the link in the description for the tabs and let’s get close up and take a look at this.
Blues Pentatonic Lick In C
All right, so we’re starting up here we’re on the 11th fret the B string with your first finger and we’re going to pick that and then do a hammer-on to the 13th fret and then pull back off to 11 and then follow that with the 12th fret on the G string. So this is all set up to where it’s in groups of four, sometimes it’s groups of two and sometimes it’s a group of three. So this one is a group of four and we’re gonna go to the 12th fret on the high E string with your third finger. So this is kind of an awkward and then slide up a half step to the 13th fret. So that 12 to 13 is a group of two and this is a group of four and then two… Then starting on the 11th fret or excuse me the 13th fret of the B string and your first fingers here on the 11th we’re gonna pick and pull and then back to 12 here on the G string… And then we do that 12 on the G string we’re going to slide down to 10… So that already by itself is kind of a cool lick and as usual to any of the stuff that’s in here if there’s like a particular part of it that you like or whatever, if it gives you an idea to do something else run with it…
Now we slide down to 10 there on the G string it’s with our middle finger then we’re going to go to the 10th fret on the D string, but we’re going to use our third finger because we’re going to follow that our first finger is going to go to the eighth fret on the G string and then to the ninth fret… We go to that nine and then we’re gonna go to the 10th fret on the D string and we’re going to pick to eight pick and pull to ten on the A string… Okay so we do the 10 pull the eight on the on the D string and then we’re going to go to the 10th fret on the A string and back to the eighth fret on the D string… Then we’re going to go to the 10th fret on the A string then to the ninth fret and then to the eighth fret and slide down to six… So we slide down to eight or excuse me down to six and then we’re gonna go with our third finger reach up and grab the eighth fret on the low E string and then we’re going to go back to the six on the A string and do a hammer-on to seven… So this whole section right here I’ve done a couple other examples that had a very similar idea, it’s like a really kind of a cool bluesy rock lick…
So after we have six back to seven on the A string then you’re gonna pick up the tenth fret of the D string you want to use your pinky and that’s kind of a big stretch… Okay so we get there, that’s like on the very downbeat of the third measure, then we’re gonna go to the eighth fret on the low E string. So how I do it from here because my pinkies playing the tenth fret here on the D string is I’m going to use my middle finger and we’re gonna grab that eight and we’re gonna slide down to six and then to three… Then we’re gonna go to the D string first fret and pick and hammer to the second fret and then the first fret on the B string to the third fret on the A string to make it resolve to C… this particular one is in C. So that last part of it after we do the… then we’re gonna go eight, six, three and then to the first fret of the D string and hammer the second fret and grab the first fret of the B string and then that makes it resolve to this C chord… So like I said you could transpose this into another key. So like if you wanted to do it in D then you just move it up a whole step… the spacing and everything since we’re not using any open strings you can kind of move it around wherever you want.
All right, so there you have it a pretty cool descending pentatonic lick, if I don’t say so myself. 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’ve not 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.