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Jan 6, 2021 - 12:32:57 PM
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Jan 6, 2021 - 5:05:19 PM

77 posts since 1/7/2010

Awesome , thanks for posting .

Jan 7, 2021 - 10:21:16 AM

2406 posts since 4/5/2006

Originally posted by wilbanjo

Awesome , thanks for posting .

Ditto. Lots of possibillities for that lick.

Jan 11, 2021 - 8:36:08 AM
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2512 posts since 2/10/2013

Geoff Hohwald's book on minor pentatonic licks got me started. The book is just titled Pentatonic, but it is really MINOR pentatonic. Note that there are major and minor pentatonic scales/licks and they are different. Folks use the word pentatonic (i.e. five/5) without specifying which type of pentatonic scale/lick they are referring to. With the exception of one additional note, the blues scale and the minor pentatonic scale are identical. So minor pentatonic scales/licks have a "bluesy" sound.

Hohwald's book/CD is a good introduction to minor pentatonic licks. The effort you have to make will be very small compared to the benefits you receive. I went from a player who did not knowingly use minor pentatonic licks to someone who is always looking for a tune where these licks sound right. I can also identify minor pentatonic material when I see or hear it. I can't explain why I feel like I am "cheating" when I use minor pentatonic licks. Maybe I am not used to getting so much for so little effort.

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