Watch the Lick Vocabulary 4 online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Progressive Blues Power

It's time to move up the fretboard to the next position, which I think of as 9th/10th position of E minor pentatonic and the E blues scale. Again, playing these scales in this position invites the use of all four of the fret hand fingers in a great variety of ways. Be sure to apply the typical approach of playing ascending and descending threes and fours. Then examine closely the great shapes this position avails, which includes the approach of playing three-and-four-note melodic shapes in repeated fashion. I also find it essential to apply a slight bend to G, the minor third, pushing it towards G#, the major third, to enforce the connection to the dominant seventh sound.

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