Using Minor Pentatonic Licks Phraes And Patterns

The most effective Scale in rock and blues solos. Here are some Pentatonic, natural minor and licks!

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This Key Is A minor.Which alot of great guitarist like to use such as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy page, Jeff beck, Dickey betts, Duane allman, Eddie van halen, Randy Rhoads, Zakk Wylde and Dimebag Darrell. All employed It into there playing and solos. This can be a challenge but its just a start to a long path down the fretboard Journey. Lets get started. Minor Pentatonic(played in 5th position) Use your index finger for all the notes on 5th fret Your ring finger for all the notes on the 7th fret And your pinkie for the notes on the 8th fret
e--8-5-----------------------
b------8-5-------------------
g----------7-5---------------
d--------------7-5-----------
a------------------7-5-------
e-----------------------8--5-
 
A natural minor( with additional tones)
e-7--------------
b---6------------
g-----4----------
d----------------
a--------8-7-----
e----------------
 
natural minor(Aeolian mode)
e-8-7-5-------------------------------------------------------5-7-8-----
b-------8-6-5-------------------------------------------5-6-8-----------
g-------------7-5-4-------------------------------4-5-7-----------------
d-------------------7-5-----------------------5-7-----------------------
a-----------------------8-7-5-----------5-7-8---------------------------
e-----------------------------8-7-5-7-8---------------------------------
Now moving on to some nice minor licks
Minor pentatonic lick pattern
e-8-5---5--------------------------------------------------------------
b-----8---8-5-8-5---5--------------------------------------------------
g-----------------7---7-5-7-5---5--------------------------------------
d-----------------------------7---7-5--5-------------------------------
a-------------------------------------7--7-5-7-5---5-------------------
e------------------------------------------------8---8-5-5-5-----------
 
Natural minor lick
e-8-7-5-7-5--5-----------------------------------------------------------
b-----------8--8-6-8-6-5-6-5--5------------------------------------------
g----------------------------7-7-5-7-5-4-5-4--4--------------------------
d--------------------------------------------7--7-5-7-5--5---------------
a-------------------------------------------------------8-8-7-8-7-5--7-5-
e------------------------------------------------------------------------
lick cont
e-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b---------------------------------------------------------------5-------
g--------------------------------------------------4---4-545-757--------
d----------------------------------------5--5-7-5-7--7------------------
a--5---------------------5--5-7-5-7-8-7-8--8----------------------------
e-8-8-7-8-7-5-7-5-7-8-7-8--8--------------------------------------------
 
A aeolian
e-15-13-12-13-12---12-----------------------------------------------------
b----------------15---15-13-15-13-12-13-12---12---------------------------
g------------------------------------------14---14-12-14-12----12---------
d-----------------------------------------------------------15----15-14---
a-------------------------------------------------------------------------
e-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
e---------------------------------------------------------------------
b---------------------------------------------------------------------
g---------------------------------------------------------------------
d-15-14-12-14-12----12------------------------------------------------
a----------------15----15-14-15-14-12-14-12----12---------------------
e-------------------------------------------15----15-13-15-13-13------
Use these for Practice or just something to fire up your solos skills !!

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    xonty
    It's an alright column but tons of stuff has already been put out that' better tbh