The CAGED Pentatonic Soloing System is designed to break you out of that box pattern that we all learned when we first started to play guitar. It's 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 course is to break you out of the single pentatonic box and get you using 5 different pentatonic shapes that utilize the entire fretboard.
Pentatonic scales are a great place to start because it's the first scale most guitar players learn, and it's one that we use the most.
5 Positions of the Major Scale
5 Positions of the Major Pentatonic Scale
5 Movable Chord Shapes
Chord & Scale Formulas
TABs and much more!!!!!
It's better to have some sort of soloing system versus having no system at all. This system is the method I use to create phrases, licks and solos. This method can really open up the way you view the fretboard of the guitar. This course shows you how-to connect chord shapes and scale patterns to take advantage of the entire fretboad. It's like connecting the dotes.
This course come with an MP3 Jam Track as well as, TABs, Chord & Scale Formulas, Interval Matrix, 5 Movable Chord Shapes, the 5 Major Scale Patterns, the 5 Major Pentatonic Scale Patterns, Extended Scale Pattern and Practice Log.
This course is 1 hour & 42 minutes in length.
11 Sections with 35 Lectures,
And while this course is aimed at country guitar players, you don't have to be a chicken picker to get something from this course. Even if your a Blues Player or Rock Guitarist, I'm confidant this course will help you master the entire fretboard.
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In this section you will find all your downloadable resources. I suggest downloading and printing out the PDFs as it will make it easier to follow along with the rest of this course.
In this lecture we'll discuss the 5 movable chord shapes and how they interconnect on the fretboard. The chord shapes are C-A-G-E-D. These are the open chords (often referred to as the country chords).
In this lecture we discuss the movable "C" chord shape.
In this lecture we discuss the movable "A" chord shape.
In this lecture we discuss the movable "G" chord shape.
In this lecture we discuss the movable "E" chord shape.
In this lecture we discuss the movable "D" chord shape.
In this lecture we will discuss how-to connect the 5 chord shapes up and down the entire neck.
In this lecture we go over the 5 pentatonic scale patterns. We break up the neck into thes 5 patterns. Once you have the patterns memorized you can piece them back together into one long form scale.
In this lecture we cover the first pentatonic scale pattern. This one is based off the "E" shape root six barre chord.
In this lecture we cover the second pentatonic scale pattern. This on is based around the "D" shape chord.
In this lecture we cover the third pentatonic scale pattern. This is based off the "C" shape chord.
In this lecture we cover the forth pentatonic scale pattern. This one is based off the "A" shape chord.
In this lecture we discuss the fifth pentatonic scale pattern. This one is based off the "G" chord.
In this lecture we discuss, that while each of the 5 scale patterns are separate from each other, they are also connected. Once you learn one pattern, you will automatically know half of the second pattern.
In the module we discuss the concept of Landing Note (Target Notes). These are notes within the chord that you are playing over. Resolving a lick to one of these notes will always sound good.
In this lecture we discuss the interval matrix and how to use the chord & scale formulas to figure out any chord or scale in any key. This is a very helpful resource.
In this module we discuss the importance of knowing the note names on the guitar. I will give a couple resources to help assist you in memorizing these notes
This is the Solo Example for this course. In this example I create a solo using licks from all 5 scale patterns.
In this module you'll get an overview of the solo example. The song is in the Key of G and I'm playing over the I-IV-V chords which in this case will be the G-C-D chords.
Lick #1 is based out of the position 2 pentatonic scale. It's an ascending lick with a few bends.
Lick #2 is based around the position 2 chord shapes. It finishes off with a cascading pull-ff run.
Lick #3 is an ascending lick that uses a few notes from each of the scale positions. Essentially creating an extended scale pattern. There are some ghost notes in this one.
Lick #4 is a repeating lick that is based out of the 4th position scale pattern for the first half, then shits to scale pattern 5 for the second half.
Lick #5 is a descending run on the 3rd & 4th strings. It move through all 5 of the scale patterns, using just a few note from each pattern. Pluck the 3rd string with your right hand middle finger, downstroke the 4th string with your pick.
Lick #6 is an ascending lick using octaves. It's basically ascending the notes of the G pentatonic scale.
Lick # 7 is a dotted eighth note descending lick working out of the 5th position pentatonic pattern.
Lick #8 fininishes of the solo with a flurry of notes. This one is based on the 5th postion scale pattern but the first half of the lick includes a "C" note which is not part of the "G" penatonic but it is a note from one of the chords we play. THe second half of the lick includes a "Bb" note. This is note within out major pentatonic scale, it's a chromatic (passing) note.
In this lecture we wrap up the solo breakdown with a few tips to think about when working on this solo or improvising your own solo.
In this lecture we discuss the though of thinking in Triads instead of whole chords. It will assist you in creating smaller patterns on the neck. Triads are just 3 note chord shapes.
Inversions are chords with either the 3rd (1st inversion) or a 5th (2nd inversion) in the bass note of the chord.
Hi, my name is Vincent but my friends call me Vinnie.
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I´ve been playing guitar for 30 years. I’ve played in many Rock bands as well as Country bands over the last 25 years. I also recording & produce music in my spare time. For the last 4 years I have been teaching my brand of Power-Twang Country Guitar, which is a blend of Country, Rock & Blues all mashed into one. Now, I am very excited to offer my curriculum to Udemy students!
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