CAGED Pentatonic System: Level 3 (Soloing over a I-IV-V)
The CAGED Pentatonic System for Guitar - Level 3 (Soloing Over a I-IV-V Progression) is designed to expand on what you have learned in Level 1 & 2. The I-IV-V is a standard chord progression, but many players still have problems soloing over this progression. This course covers the concepts to soloing over the I-IV-V using an upbeat chicken pickin' groove. The CAGED Pentatonic (5x5x5) System is the virtual blueprint for utilizing the entire fretboard. If you are only using the standard pentatonic box pattern, you are only using 20% of the fretboard. The goal of this video course is to break you out of the box and get you looking at the fretboard in it's entirety.
This video course is the third course in this series. The CAGED Pentatonic System Level 3 builds off the topics covered in Level 1 & 2. So while it’s not necessary, it is recommended to start with Level 1 and add the concepts from Level 2 and tie it all together with Level 3. After working through all three volumes, you'll see the fretboard in a whole new light!
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In this module we will discuss the main components of getting that spankin' chicken pickin' tone. We'll cover guitars, amp style and the main effects I use.
In this module you will find all the downloadable resources for this course.
In this lecture we discuss the 5 movable chord patterns and how they apply to this soloing method. These movable shapes are based on the 5 open chord shapes.
In this module we discuss the scales used throughout this course. We will break the long form scale into 5 smaller patterns covering the entire neck.
In this module we will discuss landing (target) notes used for this chord progression. Landing Notes are the best note to resolve your licks too. The are note within the chord so they will sound great.
This is the repeating riff used in this solo example. It's used at the beginning, the middle and the end of this solo. It is a hammer-on style riff that uses hybrid picking throughout. This module covers the first half of the riff.
This is the second half of the main riff. It's a funky hammer-on style riff. Pay attention to the right hand picking patterns as you will use your right hand middle finger to pluck some of the notes.
Example #3 is an ascending lick based on the A minor pentatonic scale with a few chromatic notes thrown in for good measure. This is also referred to as the Country Composite Scale.
Example #4 is a double-stop lick played over the D chord. Use your pick to play the notes on the 4th string and your right hand middle & ring fingers to play the notes on the 2nd & 3rd strings.
Example #5 starts off in the A Minor Pentatonic position and shifts down to the A Major Pentatonic position. Your right hand middle finger will accent notes within the pattern.
Example #6 is played over an E chord. This is an ascending pattern. The right and left hand patterns stay the same throughout, you just shift your left hand as you move through the lick. The right hand pattern is Down-Down-Pluck.
In example #7 we perform a descending double stop lick. Pay attention to the droning open A note throughout.
Example #9 is another double-stop lick played over the A chord. The double-stops a plucked with the right hand middle & ring fingers.
Example #10 is an ascending lick played over the D chord. It has some open D notes as well as some fretted D notes.
Example #11 is a double-stop pull off lick in the style of Brent Mason. It's based out of A minor pentatonic.
Example #12 is an E to A lick. It's a descending double-stop with a droning open E note.
Example #13 is an A Major pentatonic lick. It's starts out as a single note lick but starts adding double-stops half way through. Your right hand middle finger is plucking some of the accented notes throughout.
Example #14 is a descending open string pull-off lick. Because it uses open strings, it's easy to get up to speed.
Example #15 is played over the D chord and incorporates several open strings. Use hybrid picking to accent and pop those strings.
Example #15 is another descending double-stop lick played over the A chord. The double-stop are plucked with the right hand middle & ring fingers.
Example #17 is a E minor blues style lick. This is a lick Stevie Ray might play.
Example #18 is a descending open string pattern. Try to let the notes ring as much as possible.
Example #19 is popping chicken pickin' riff whe you bend up the G note on the E string to an A note while plucking a open A note on the 5th string.
Example #20 is an odd ball ascending double-stop pattern that ascends through the A scale with a few chromatic notes. Pay attention to the ghost notes which help the rhythmic pattern.
Example #21 is a descending open string pattern played over the D chord. Try to let the strings ring out as much as possible.
Example #22 is a fun rock flavored hammer-on lick in the style of Dan Huff. It ascends through the A minor pentatonic scale using open-strings and hammer-ons.
Example #23 is an ascending/descending E to A pattern. It uses hybrid picking to accent different notes within the lick.
He are a few closing thoughts for the CAGED Pentatonic System Level 3 course.
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