(PRWEB) August 11, 2014
Claude teaches today’s easy guitar lick based in B minor pentatonic and incorporates the technique of legato as follows; 7th fret of the 2nd string with first finger, picked as down stroke, and then hammer-on to the 9th fret with 3rd finger and then 10th fret with 4th finger to the 7th fret of the first string with first finger, picked as an up stroke and then back to the 10th fret of the 2nd string with a down stroke and then pull-off’s back to the 9th and then 7th frets and then hammer-on’s back up to the 9th and 10th frets and then finally ending on the 9th fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger. Johnson continues by demonstrating variations on the lick including transitioning into the Mixolydian mode. Guitar TAB’s are available for this cool guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.
The Pentatonic Scale is a musical scale with five notes per octave. They can be found all over the world and are the main scale used in the Blues genre.
Mixolydian comes from the music theory of the ancient Greeks and was invented in the 7th century B.C. by a poet musician named Sappho.
Legato is Italian for “tied together” and in musical terms means that notes are played smoothly and connected with no interval silencing between notes. Legato is achieved on guitar when playing a sequence of notes using hammer on & pull off techniques.
Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com.
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