(PRWEB) September 09, 2014
“Sometimes I feel like I am repeating myself with these lessons”, says Johnson, “but the fact of the matter is that you can never go to deep on the fundamentals”. Claude says that to get started soloing you just need a couple of basic ingredients, the first of which he says is the scale. Claude demonstrates the pentatonic scale in the key of A as follows; the notes are A, C, D, E and G and is played as; 5th fret of the 6th string with first finger to the 8th fret with 4th finger, 5th fret of the 5th string with first finger to the 7th fret with 3rd finger and repeat this for strings four and three and then repeat the sequence of the 6th string for strings two and one. Claude says that the second ingredient is using techniques such as vibrato, bending, slides, hammer-on and pull-off’s and any other things you can do to spice up the notes in the scale and create melodies to fit what ever you are playing over. For more guitar lessons like this be sure to check out 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.
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
GuitarControl.com is the leader in modern guitar instruction. It’s packed with recourses including articles, video lessons, and the best videos in the business for the beginner to the advanced guitar student taught by the best instructors out there. Weather you are into the blues, rock, jazz, metal, folk, or anything in between, they have you covered.