Learn minor pentatonic rock licks as used by the biggest names in rock and metal guitar. Let’s face it: the minor pentatonic scale is the most commonly used scale in rock guitar, so without a good range of pentatonic rock licks to use, playing a great rock solo is going to be tough! But this minor pentatonic rock licks guitar lesson has got you covered, with on-screen guitar tab and a range of cool minor pentatonic moves including alternate picking licks, double stops and powerful minor pentatonic bends. With this guitar tutorial learning minor pentatonic rock licks is easy to…meaning you can be using them in your rock guitar solos soon.
All these licks are using the ‘shape 1′ E minor pentatonic scale pattern played up at the 12th fret. You probably know this already, but if not use the fingering and on screen guitar tab in this video to quickly learn it.
0:55 The first minor pentatonic rock lick uses a mixture of alternate picking and a common but powerful repeating bending move.
3:50 Watch this section of the lesson to discover what you MUST do with these minor pentatonic rock licks…if you want to start making up wicked licks of your own!
4:24 This Michael Schenker style pentatonic rock lick using a repeating blues/rock idea followed by a speed pentatonic triplet idea at the end. A common minor pentatonic rock lick this: so make sure you can play it well!
7:30 Minor pentatonic rock lick 3 is a feast of repeating rock lick ideas! It reminds me of some of Randy Rhoads’ favourite soloing ideas. This longer lick is a great one to break up into smaller chunks to use in your solos.
11:55 Final comments and tips on using these minor pentatonic rock licks to develop an epic sounding rock style of your own. Follow these, they’re essential for building a guitar style!
Have fun! James