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Watch the Pretty Pents online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 30 Smokin' Blues-Rock Guitar Licks You MUST Know

I wanted to switch it up a bit on this lick and show you a cool pentatonic pattern that can be used on both a major or minor progression. I like this one as it sounds a bit ‘"jazzy", or "modern", or whatever that means. Basically it's not a blues lick, but it can sound very cool in a blues or rock context.

The lick is fairly simple note-wise, but the challenge is the fingering and the picking. Especially the picking! I'm economy picking, so please pay close attention to the video as that is essential to playing this lick the way I do. If you want to alternate pick it, I ain't gonna stop you, but it is a fantastic exercise to get your economy picking started, and it is a great sounding lick.