CAGED Pentatonic System For Guitar: Level 2
Break out of the box…View the fretboard in it's entirety.
The CAGED Pentatonic System for Guitar Level 2 is designed to expand on what you’ve learned in the Level 1 course. This Level 2 course is based around the relative minor key. The Relative Minor has a Blues Rock tonality that adds an aggressive edgier sound to your playing. The Caged Pentatonic (5x5x5) System is the virtual building blocks for utilizing the entire fretboard.
When you see guitarists play up and down the neck effortlessly, it’s no secret that they're using some sort of system to connect different scales on the fretboard. So it’s best to have some sort of system to use as a framework for creating solos. Let’s face it, if you’re only using the standard pentatonic box pattern, you’re only utilizing 20% of the fretboard. The goal of this video course is to break you out of the standard pentatonic box and get you using 5 different pentatonic boxes that cover the entire fretboard, giving you more options when creating your own licks and solos.
Level 2 builds off the topics covered in Level 1. While it’s not necessary that you start with Level 1, it’s highly recommended as it will help you better understand the concepts discussed here in this Level 2 Course.
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In this module you will find all your downloadable resources for this course.
In this lecture you will learn the 5 movable chords shapes. These shapes are based on the C, A,G, E & D Chords.
In this lecture we will cover the concepts of Triads. Triads are three note chord shapes. When thinking of chord shapes up & down the neck, I don't think of entire chords, I think in terms of Triads.
In this lecture we will discuss the 5 different scale shapes and their positions for the minor pentatonic scale. It's these 5 shapes that when combined create the scale form that cover the entire neck.
In this lecture we talk about the Relative Minor concept. For every Major Key, there is a Relative Minor Key. This is an important musical concept that you will find beneficial on your musical journey.
In this lecture we talk about the scale positions and how they are relevant for both the Major Key and it's Relative Minor Key.
In this lecture we discuss the extended pentatonic scale form. The scale is used in Country, Blues and Rock. This extended scale form takes a few notes from each of the five scale patterns to create one long form extended scale.
In this lecture we discuss the concept of Landing (resolution) Notes. These are notes that are within the chord you are playing over. Resolving your licks to these particular notes will sound great because they are part of the chords. Sweet!
This is the solo example for this course. I titled it JADED. It a slower Blues Rock progression in the Key of Em. The Chords for this song are as follows. Em-C-D-G.
In this lecture I'll show you how to play the repeating pattern of the song. It's a hammer-on double stop pattern.
In this lecture we cover the first lick in the verse section. This starts out in position 2 scale pattern then shift to position 3 scale pattern for the second half.
In this lecture we cover the next lick in the song. Its has some bends and some open string. for your picking pattern go with downstroke-downstroke-pluck (with you right hand middle finger).
The lick that you learn in this module is taken directly from the long form extended pentatonic scale pattern. Ascend using the extended pattern and descend using the standard pentatonic box shape.
This next lick is a double-stop type lick that uses bends. It can be tricky to bend the two strings at the same time so practice the bends until it sounds correct.
This lecture covers the repeating chorus section but this time there are a few small changes to keep it interesting.
In this lecture I show you how to play the lick and the beginning of verse two. It's a droning pattern that keeps repeating, building tension as it repeats.
This lick starts out as a sliding double stop lick and end with some big bends. Some of the bends are a step and a half so it will take some finger strength to accomplish.
This lick is a descending link on the second string. If follows the scale downward in a horizontal fashion. The key is to let the open E string ring out as you hit each of the notes.
This lick is an ascending pattern utilizing 3rds. Just go up the scale. This pattern is on the second and third strings.
In this lecture you will learn a classic rock lick. Licks similar to this have been used in songs for the last 50 years. From Johnny B Good to Stevie Ray Vaughan to Eddie Van Halen.
In this lecture we'll cover a descending lick that goes through all five scale patterns. It descends on the 3rd & 4th strings so your only taking a few notes from each of the patterns.
To finish off the solo we go back to the repeating chorus section that we used at the beginning and in the middle of the song. Be sure to switch back to your neck pickup to get that fat Hendrix style tone.
A few final thoughts on the solo. While some of the licks used in Level 2 were some of the same licks used in Level 1, it's important to know that because we are working in the Relative Key that they are interchangeable. Some of the notes that you resolve to will be different though. Also, don't forget to experiment with your own licks.
In this lecture we discuss the Rule of 3's. This is a concept of playing a major scale over a minor progression or a minor scale over a major progression.
In this lecture we will wrap thing up with a few closing thoughts! Congratulations. You have successfully made it though the course.
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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