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Watch the Bluesy Diatonics online guitar lesson by Neil Zaza from 50 Melodic Rock Licks You MUST Know

a major sounding diatonic progression doesn’t prohibit you from adding some bluesy flair with some "Hendrixy"-type double stops. I think that combining the elements of minor pentatonic over a major progression adds a certain honesty and heartfelt approach to the composition. In this lick, we are mixing E minor pentatonic and G major. The shapes around the neck are connected so let’s exploit that fact! I’m mostly outlining G major shapes while at the same time working within the confines of E minor pentatonic. Ain’t guitar grand sometimes?