Minor Seventh Pentatonic

Gmi7 pentatonic lateral pattern.

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When you start to play this you may notice that these patterns don't always flow easy on the fret board but, if played correctly this exercise should sound smooth and fluid. You can try sliding down or up to different notes, all down strokes or something else to smooth out the line. Lets start at the top with some pull-offs:
E10--13p10-8--10p8-6-8p6-3-6p3---------------------------------------------
B--13-------11------8-----6---6-8p6-3-6p3----------------------------------
G------------------------------7-----5---5-7p5-3-5p3-----------------------
D-----------------------------------------8-----5---5-8p5-3-5p3------------
A----------------------------------------------------8-----5---5-8p5-3-5p3-
e---------------------------------------------------------------8-----6----
Now going up with hammer-ons:
E-------------------------------------------------------3h6---6h8----8h10--
B------------------------------------------3h6---6h8-3h6---6h8---8h11------
G-----------------------------3h5---5h7-3h5---5h7--------------------------
D----------------3h5---5h8-3h5---5h8---------------------------------------
A---3h5---5h8-3h5---5h8----------------------------------------------------
e3h6---6h8-----------------------------------------------------------------
To build speed around this scale use a metronome and start slow and gradually speed up. A large number of guitarist use similar pentatonic scales in they're soloing. Legend: p=pull off h=hammer on Standard tuning (low to high) EADGBE.

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    TheGroundZero
    I guess I'm missing the lesson here... 1. Here's a lick. 2. Play it. No key? No explanation of how it's derived? No examples of uses? Fingering recommendation?
    Hamsterish
    Would it be possible for you to edit the tab and tidy it up a little? It's somewhat difficult to read. Also, as opposed to a lesson, is this more of an exmaple of a lick/run based around the Gm7 pentatonic? If so, it's not exactly correct practise, is it?
    dumbface12
    The ending of each lick should end on G. Instead, the first lick ends on the P4 (C) and the second ends on the P5 (D) and both sound incomplete, so anyone reading this add a Bb and a G on the low e to the end of the first lick, and add Bb, C on the B string then D, F on the high e string then C, D on the B string then finally F, G on the high e string. ^sorry if that's confusing to follow but just my thought on how to improve the lick if you are playing it.
    yoyoloto
    Lacks a lot of explanation imo. I know quite a bit about scales but I would like to know how you move down the fretboard while still playing the same scale ? switching between patterns ? Octaves ? It doesn't sound bad at least.