How To Play Pentatonic Guitar Scale Using Legato Technique

Welcome back! Today I wanna show you some awesome guitar scales. I had a friend of mine called Justin who would always play this awesome intriguing type of pentatonic scale in such a particular way that I just had to name them Justin guitar scales. Since his picking technique wasn’t so good, he would use a lot of legato and slide techniques. For this examples I wanna show you some chops I made using his technique on the F# Minor Pentatonic scale. The concept is very simple: you just have to grab a lick / pattern and expand it up and down until a certain note of the scale and then either return or stay there. You usually have to play 4 note phrases and most of the times is no more than 2 notes per string which make legato way easier. Let’s check out the first exercise: justin-guitar-scales_1.png Pretty cool right? Well you can grab the same pattern I just showed you and expand it by connecting it another F# Minor Pentatonic Position. For instance you could change positions in the middle of the lick like this: justin-guitar-scales_2.png If you are feeling brave, you can take this challenge and use 3 different positions in one lick. This one is really cool because you start on the very 2nd fret and end on the 14th fret of the 1st string. It definitely looks impressive. Let’s check it out: justin-guitar-scales_3.png My piece of advice for playing these type of legato patterns, is to use an upstroke most of the time and in certain cases an alternate picking technique. But most of the time you’ll see yourself playing an upstroke. This is all for today. I hope you’ve enjoyed this article and please remember to check out our entire database of videos here:

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