Playing Chromatic Sequences On The Pentatonic Guitar Scale

Author: Tommaso Zillio

I could go on and on about this topic, but before I continue, stop here and take a quick watch through the beginning of the linked video. If you like what you hear, that is your cue to keep reading/watching!

Story time: You may recall an article that I wrote a little while ago that discussed how you can create endless guitar phrases only using the pentatonic scale. It was here that I introduced the idea of "sequences".

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How this works, in short, is that even though the pentatonic scale only has 5 notes, the possibilities you have for melody combinations is almost infinite (if you are unsure what sequencing is all about, please follow the link above to learn more).

I was told by some of my viewers that while they really enjoyed the sound that they got out of this technique, they were worried that by following it that they would eventually get trapped in using it.

So here in this following video I will go over how to create unlimited licks using the scale, and also how to expand out of the scale as well. The sound of this comes from some Bebop phrasing, but can also be adjusted for a metal sound as well (I go over this in the video).

Like I said, watch the first 15 seconds of the following video to first see if you would like to spend more time learning how to play it yourself.

This video, along with my last video on endless guitar licks, is only meant to be a starting point for you. Take this idea and play around with it to make it work with your own guitar playing. It sounds great as it, but its also a fun practice to create original ideas using it as well.

About the Author

Tommaso Zillio is a professional guitarist and guitar teacher. Visit Tommaso’s site to know more about music theory for guitar and visit his YouTube channel for more videos

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