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Pentatonic riffs in the 3rd shape

28 Aug

Hi There,

In the last blog we looked at some examples of riffs that you can use in the 2nd shape of the minor pentatonic scale.

I’ve now come up with some more riffs that you can use for the 3rd shape.

This time i’ve used the key of Bm (3rd shape will start on the 12th fret 6th string)

Here’s a pic of the 3rd shape:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the riffs have different slurs you can practice with such as bends, slides, hammer on’s and pull-offs

Here’s the first riff:


Here’s an audio clip of me playing it:

RIFF 1 AUDIO CLIP

Here’s the 2nd riff:

 

 

 

 

Here’s an audio clip of me playing it:

RIFF 2 AUDIO CLIP

Here’s the 3rd riff:

With the audio clip below:

RIFF 3 AUDIO CLIP

Here’s the 4th riff:

With the audio clip below:

RIFF 4 AUDIO CLIP

These are just ideas that you can play around with. There are so many things you can do with the pentatonics, it’s important that you practice in different keys with different techniques.

Thanks for reading

For other music tips feel free to follow me on twitter @jsmusicschool

ROCK N ROLL

James

 
5 Comments

Posted by on August 28, 2012 in Improvisation

 

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5 responses to “Pentatonic riffs in the 3rd shape

  1. angusyoungii

    August 29, 2012 at 5:34 am

    I like that 4th riff a lot. Sounds a lot more versatile, and can serve as almost a stepping stone for a lot of other riffs.

     
  2. jsmusicschool

    September 2, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Glad you like the blog Angus young ;). Big AC/DC fan then? He’s awesome with using the pentatonics in a lot of his solo’s

     
  3. Jim McKenzy

    September 2, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Thank you for the outstanding posts!

     
  4. Bobby Kittleberger

    September 18, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Dude, I like the visuals. Looks like I’m reading a Kindle.

     
    • jsmusicschool

      September 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks Bobby – it’s all done on Guitar Pro. Gonna have a revamp of the site as it’s a very basic wordpress template and I’ve no knowledge of web design whatsoever! Check out your website. V. impressive!

       

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