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Lesson Source: Tony Smotherman's 50 Power Pentatonic Licks

This idea is one that you can use to great effect. I've heard Paul Gilbert do something similar to this. This lick has a Dorian feel to it. If you’re not familiar with your modes, Dorian is the 2nd mode of 7 it's a minor scale with major 6th. For that reason slipping into our basic minor pentatonic and adding a few extra notes will create a really cool pseudo blues type of feel. This is great for sharpening up your pinky finger strength. Did I forget to mention to try string skipping with this lick too?