Boost your pentatonic skills! + FREE TABS





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Published on Nov 17, 2010


Technique: Alternate Picking
Tempo: 150bpm,
Lead rhythm shape: 16th notes
Scale: Em pentatonic of course!
Rhythm guitar: Loud E powerchords

offbeat. (No one need the tabs right?)

Hope you enjoy this new lesson.
I love playing pentatonic scales and
the faster the better... well no, the
smoother the better :)
Unfortunately for my humble fingers,
playing neat 2 notes per strings
licks is more than hard and I raise
my hat off to the great Mr Zakk...

This lick is a long E minor
pentatonic scale ascending and
descending, running from the open E
low string and screaming till the E
high 17th fret...
We play 3 notes / string except on
the A string. I built it this way to
avoid a stretching which always ended

Here is the pattern:
We play a first group of 5 notes then
go back to the 3rd one (5th fret) and
play groups of 4 notes and repeat

each one starting from the 2nd note.
When you go back from the 17th fret,
it is the same: one 5notes group and
4notes groups.
Because we play 16th notes, playing
5notes then 4 notes gives a
mismatched beat. That the way I
figured it. It sounds quite cool to
introduce a powerfull melodic guitar
solo. Thats why I arranged this
little backing track.
Message me you want the backing track
as well!

-Don´t attempt this fast untill you
memorized the notes. It will NOT work
out, I can tell you.
-If you feel better at descending or
ascending the scale, dont perfect one
side whereas the other one struggle.
Both ascending and descending must
run equally smooth, so put efforts on
where you struggle.
- Use your metronome!

Have fun!


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