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Exploring the Minor Pentatonic Scale – Non-Linear Sequences 2
Playbassnow.com proudly presents a lesson from: Adam Neely
Add to favorites This is part of a intermediate/advanced series on getting the most out of the that trusty workhorse of contemporary improvisation, the minor pentatonic scale. Click here to check out the first lesson, and here to check out the second lesson.
Building on top of what we did with the diatonic 3rds to G Minor Pentatonic, we can keep going at it with these non-linear sequences by creating patterns built on diatonic 4ths and 5ths. These are the most "intervallically active" patterns yet, and are physically the most demanding to play.
Check out what I mean by at this here.
Here is a pdf with a lot of ideas for practicing these sequences.
When practicing these, especially the diatonic 5ths, go slowly, play lightly and above all don't tense up your fretting hand. Remember the list of all the different parameters you can control when phrasing these sequences from last lesson. Try not do what everybody does (myself included!) and just go on autopilot sixteenths (or whatever the subdivision is).