Hi and welcome to lesson 14 on guitar scales. In this lesson we will
add more passing tones to the pentatonic scale to create jazzier licks
that you might hear in the playing of George Benson and other great
we added the flatted fifth to the pentatonic scale and came up with the
blues scale. In that lesson we defined a passing tone as a note that
connects two scale tones that are a whole step apart. There are several
other spots in the pentatonic scale that passing tones can be added.
Take a look at example one below. This shows the pentatonic scale
and the location of the passing tones The passing tones are shown an
When you are comfortable with this idea, go back to lesson 10 on guitar
scales and add passing tones into all of the fingerings of the
In example 2 I have put together a few licks that utilize these passing
tones. Once again the passing tones are highlighted in orange.
Hear how the passing tones add extra spice to the sound. This simple
device is a great way to spice up your playing and works with all
That wraps up lesson 14. Thanks for reading and visiting.
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