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  • Hi Emil,

    thanks a lot for the lesson! I really enjoy it. I have a question about how to use pentatonic scales. Even if you play in a single key using the same pentatonic scale, your examples reflect somehow chord changes. So my question is how to do that. Should I target some specific notes before a chord change like its root?

    Moreover, I wonder how you create your solos. Are they built up from some shorter licks you know or somehow else?

    Thanks again!
    Bests,
    Rostislav



  • @Rostislav
    Hi!

    Glad you like the lesson! :)

    One of the things I focus on in that lesson is the use of pentatonic scales and how to "follow the chords" or "outline" the changes using pentatonic scales only. (I also talk a lot about that in the lesson "Country Guitar: Soloing Concepts".

    So what I propose you try is, if you have a progression like a I IV V, in the key of C for example, it would be (two bars of each chord):

    C / C / F / F / G / G / C / C /

    You can play C major pentatonic over the whole progression, and it would sound good, BUT, if you try and play C major pentatonic over the C chord, and then F major pentatonic over the F chord, and then G major pentatonic over the G chord, you'll notice that this will outline the changes much more.
    Did you try that concept yet?

    When I create solos I use all the knowledge that I have, and it's from experience, years of transcribing my favourite musicians solos or licks/lines, and I've had many good teachers that has helped me to learn how to use the different scales and arpeggios etc. So I don't have a short answer for the last question.

    Kind regards/E


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