Bluesrock Soloing With Scale And Two Licks

Okay in this lesson I'm going to teach you a pentatonic like scale and two licks using the scale. Both licks can be used for blues, jazz, and rock. The licks have a lot of fell to them that you may like.

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Okay people lets start with the scale. This scale is part of an E minor pentatonic box. This is that box: Box
e-------------------------------15-17--------|
b-------------------------15-17--------------|
G-------------------14-16--------------------|
d-------------14-17--------------------------|
A-------15-17--------------------------------|
E-15-17--------------------------------------|
Okay that is just the E minor box so these licks will mainly be played in the E minor key. So the scale is this(do not go up and down). Scale
e-15-17----------------------------| 
b-------15-17----------------------|
G-------------14-16----------------|
d-------------------14-17----------|
Play this really fast so that it sounds like you are playing one string. Do alternate picking as fast as possible. Start slow. Okay here's the very first lick. Key v=vibrato Lick #1
e-17-15-----------15--------------------------------|
b-------17-15--------17-15-------17-15--------------|
G-------------16-----------16-14-------16-14--------|
d--------------------------------------------17-14v-|
Again play this as fast as you can with alternate picking. Here's the second lick. Lick #2
e-17-15-------------15------------------------------------|
b-------17-15----------17-15----------17-15---------------|
G-------------16-14----------16-14----------16-14---------|
d----------------------------------17-------------17-14v--|
Again play this as fast as possible and for the heck of it here's a really cool shredding lick. Shredding Lick e-15-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-15-14-12-14-12-14-12:| Repeat over and over Copy right of Modern Montville Play with tremelo picking and play as fast as humanly possible on any string. Hope this helped.

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    BillR87
    Dont play it "as FAST as you can" play it "as COMFORTABLY as you can and increase your speed slowly as you get tighter with the lick, learning bad habits creates sloppy playing we all know that bud but its up to you what you do anyway lol
    rockgod33652
    satanblaster wrote: ...play this as fast as possible and... HNgh what? *massive facepalm*