Hey all pentatonic lovers out there. Today I'm going to share a hybrid
picking pentatonic lick with you. Most of you players out there are probably
familiar with the minor pentatonic scale, so I won't get into any details
This lick might be a little different though, than the ones you are used to. I hope it will give you some new ideas to play pentatonic scales.
The lick is mainly a 3 notes per string lick, with some added hybrid picking. Hybrid picking is when you incorporate you picking hands fingers along with your pick. In other words, some notes are played using your guitar pick, and the others will be plucked with your fingers.
Look carefully at the transcription to see how I execute the notes.
m = picking hand's middle finger
r = picking hand's ring finger
t = tap the note with any of the fingers on your picking hand.
The time signature is ¾ and the lick is in the key of D-minor. The sadest of all keys I've been told. So let's bring some pentatonic light to this key.
Good luck, and thanks to Paul and the Next Step for having me on their site.
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Fredrik Pihl is a virtuoso
guitarist currently residing in Katrineholm, Sweden. He has been playing
guitar since 1992 after seeing Guns N' Roses in concert on TV. He took
lessons at a local music school were he learned basic chords and scales,
but eventually decided to study on his own.
In 1998, Fredrik was exposed to the playing of guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen while studying with local guitarist Christofer Malmström. This inspired him to take his playing more seriously. Fredrik was later inspired by Marty Friedman, and has studied with (his now friend) Mattias IA Eklundh, Ron Thal (aka Bumblefoot), Dave Martone, and good friend Magnus Olssen.
Fredrik has recorded music as a solo artist, with the band Indemnity and In Focuz (with guitarist Christian Johansson). He has also published several instructional articles and is a regular contributor to the Shred Academy website. You can read Fredrik's full bio on his website.