Let’s continue on our journey to being a better lead guitarist with another installment on the pentatonic sequence lick series from Guitar Control instructor Darrin Goodman, aka Uncle D. In this video Uncle D goes over three more pentatonic sequence lick ideas that you can implement into your own playing. So be sure to get the free tabs to go along with the video and you will be rockin’ these tonight!
How’s it going everybody? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing you this video lesson and today I’ve got three more pentatonic sequences that can be made into licks.
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All right, so all three of these, today I’m doing them in A, but they are movable, you could do them in whatever key you want because there isn’t any open strings in this.
So this first one here we’re going to start off, we’re right here in just our box pattern of A minor pentatonic. So I’m going to start here on the D string and I got my third finger on the seventh fret my first finger on the fifth fret and we’re going to pick this seven and pull off to five and then hammer back on to seven. Then we’re gonna go to the fifth fret of the G string, back to the seventh fret of the D string, back to the fifth fret of the G string. So these are all done in triplets; so it’s divided up in four groups of three notes. So that’s the first two and now starting on the third one we’re going to we left off here with our first finger on the fifth fret of the G string and now we’re going to take our third finger go back to the seventh fret and we’re going to do like this slide from nowhere to nine and then we’re gonna pull off back to seven. So when we do that pull off then we go to the ninth fret on the D string and that’s our triplet, so that’s beat three. Now for beat four we’re just gonna go back to the seventh fret of the D string again, excuse me the G string, and then back to the ninth fret of the D string and now we’re gonna go to the ninth fret of the D string by rolling your third finger up.
All right, then the second one, again we’re in A minor and we’re also out of that same sequence. Now we’re going to start off on the fifth fret of the D string and we’re going to pick that and do a hammer on to the seventh fret. Then we’re going to take that third finger and roll up to that ninth fret of the, or excuse me the seventh fret of the G string like what we did on the previous one and then back to the seventh fret of the D string. So this is just made up of eighth notes so it’s like one and. Okay so that’s uh the first two beats; one and, two and. And then on the downbeat of three we’re gonna go back to the fifth fret of the G string and then back to the seventh fret of the D string but at the same time. You want to move your first finger to the fifth fret so you can pick and pull off. And then we’re gonna end on the seventh fret of the A string. So we’ve got… and that’s our first measure of that one and, two and, three and, four and. And then on the next measure we go back to the fifth fret of the D string one and then on the and of one back to the seventh fret of the A string. And now we’re gonna do this little chromatic walk down. So this is like one and two, down B and we’re gonna go to the sixth fret here. So this is your blue note. Then to the fifth fret and then finally ending on the seventh fret of the D string which is an A, so it makes it resolve…
All right and then finally the last one we’re gonna look at here. We’re gonna start off by doing a slide from nowhere to the ninth fret of the G string and you want to use your third finger. And then you’re gonna follow that with the eighth fret of the B string with your second finger, but you want to keep this on here so it’s ringing out… And then immediately we’re gonna scoot down to the seventh fret so your third finger will go to the seventh fret, your first finger is on the fifth and we’re gonna pick that and pull off. Then we follow that with the seventh fret on the D string. Now we’re going to take that third finger and roll it up again just like we’ve been doing from the seventh fret of the D string to the seventh fret of the G string, back to the seventh fret of the D string and then the A string open.
Alright so any of these licks you can take it and just add it into something that you’re already doing. So like if you were already playing some kind of a lick, you know maybe ones we’ve gone over before…. you could add that in there. You can add any of these things in or you could… So as you learn these and practice them you just want to kind of like you know think of ways that you can implement this into stuff that you’re already doing. You don’t even need to play the entire sequence. You could just take part of it. So that was just like the first part of lick number two. Kind of add whatever you wanted into it. So there I added in that first measure of lick two and added that the lick three to it so just any combinations like that you want to experiment around with it.
All right, so there you have it, three more fun, not terribly difficult to play pentatonic sequences that you can make into licks. 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 have 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.