releases “Cool Pentatonic Guitar Riff in E Minor - Electric Guitar Lesson”

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“Here is something you can do, it is a cheesy little triplet thing,” says Johnson, “but you can make it cooler by alternating it with the blue note.” Claude demonstrates how to play this lick as follows; 7th fret of the 4th string with first finger to the 9th fret with 3rd finger and then back to the 7th fret, played as triplets, use the hammer-on and pull-off technique to the 10th fret of the 5th string with 4th finger. Next, Johnson plays the same sequence, but switches out the 9th fret of the 4th string for the 8th fret with 2nd finger, and then simply play the sequence repetitively with switching out those two notes every other time. Johnson continues by demonstrating more alternative ways of playing this lick and combining it with other licks to give it more flavor and variety. Complete guitar TAB’s are available for this easy cool blues guitar riff at

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.

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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 and has helped thousands of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at

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