Watch the Faux Off online guitar lesson by James Hogan from 50 All-Purpose Pentatonic Licks
Lick #11 Faux Off is based in position IV of A minor pentatonic. This lick uses a combination of economy picking and pull offs. If you execute it properly it can give the illusion that you are alternate picking all of the notes and it’s a great way to add some flash to your playing. It’s also a bit easier to master compared to alternate picking this lick. Alternate picking across pentatonics is brutal! This technique of combining economy picking and pull offs is used quite a bit by Eric Johnson. Although he seamlessly switches between this technique, rapid-fire alternate picking or anything else he wants!