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

This idea is one that you can use to great effect. I've heard Paul Gilbert do something similar to this. This lick has a Dorian feel to it. If you’re not familiar with your modes, Dorian is the 2nd mode of 7 it's a minor scale with major 6th. For that reason slipping into our basic minor pentatonic and adding a few extra notes will create a really cool pseudo blues type of feel. This is great for sharpening up your pinky finger strength. Did I forget to mention to try string skipping with this lick too?