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Watch the Fifths in Fourths online guitar lesson by Tony Smotherman from 50 Power Pentatonic Licks You MUST Know

One of the most remarkable things about our treaty pentatonic scale is all the variations in which we can grab intervals from. Try this next example by playing a root note (in this case 12th position E), its octave, and the root again and then a 5th. That's all you need to start firing out some real out there licks comfortable anywhere from fusion to Shawn Lane style lines. In the particular example once I play the sequence I repeat in 4ths. One important thing to note is that to execute this particular example the octave and 5th are hybrid picked to save picking hand work. Plus it brings a different type of tone to the table. A tone you can only get using your fingers! Really Organic! Of course, this can be taken anywhere into the spectrum, all you have to do is use your imagination (or steal these note for note!) either way you'll get some really interesting sounds from a scale most people think is limiting, I assure you, there is plenty uncharted territory to explore using the pentatonic scale!