A Minor Position 1-2 Transition

This is a scale lesson for the A minor position 1-2 transition. The speed of this lesson varies between 100 BPM and 180 BPM.

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This time we will have some fun playing this lesson. Not only do we move between the first and second position of the A minor pentatonic, but we also need to stretch our fingers, and we have a 1-2-3-4 pattern to play as well.

I short terms this means: We will play the first four notes, and then move back to the second note and play four notes again, move to the third note and so on... And with all that: don't forget to stretch your finger.

We will play this lesson speeding up throughout the lesson. We will start at 100 BPM and work our way up to 180 BPM, then back down to 140 BPM. The reason for this is, while playing from slow to fast, our muscles will remember the movement. The reason to slow down again is that our mind and muscles learn to stay at a specific tempo which is comfortable to us in the beginning.

So by practicing that way, you will have the chance to build up speed without being demoralized that you just can't play that fast. If you only make it up to 150 BPM don't worry, just stick to the lesson and the speed will build up for itself.

The tab below is just an example. If you like to have the GP5 file go here.
E|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
G|----------------------|-----------------5----|------------5----7----|
D|------------5----7----|-------5----7---------|--5----7--------------|
A|--5----7--------------|--7-------------------|----------------------|
E|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
----------------------|----------------------|-----------------------|
----------------------|-----------------8----|------------8----10----|
-------5----7----9----|--5----7----9---------|--7----9---------------|
--7-------------------|----------------------|-----------------------|
----------------------|----------------------|-----------------------|
----------------------|----------------------|-----------------------|
-----------------8----|------------8----10----|-10----8---------------|
------8----10---------|-8----10---------------|------------10----8----|
-9--------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
--8--------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
-------10----8---------|--10----8--------------|--8-------------------|
------------------9----|-------------9----7----|-------9----7----5----|
-----------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
--9----7----5---------|--7----5--------------|--5-------------------|
-----------------7----|------------7----5----|-------7----5---------|
----------------------|----------------------|-----------------7----|
----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
----------------------|
----------------------|
----------------------|
--7----5--------------|
------------7----5----|
----------------------|

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