Watch the 5 4 __ Variable online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: Shuffle Secrets
This lesson presents a three note rhythmic figure over a shuffle groove with the first two notes as fixed scale degrees coming from the minor pentatonic scale. These first two scale degrees are as follows: 5 4. The third note is a variable which can be any of the five notes from the minor pentatonic scale. The formula for the minor pentatonic scale is: 1 b3 4 5 b7. We will explore all of these possibilities with an emphasis on the technical options presented in the overview.
You will receive jam tracks all of which will support the minor pentatonic scale. Be sure to apply what you learn in this lesson over all the jam tracks by adhering to the rhythmic framework thus forcing you to explore all the technical options.