Watch the Lick Vocabulary 11 online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Progressive Blues Power

Fifth position is especially useful as it sits squarely in the middle of the fretboard, and the scale patterns for D minor pentatonic and the D blues scale are detailed. For me, I especially like the manner in which this position allows fast pull-off and hammer-on phrases on the bottom three wound strings, as shown in the first series of examples.

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