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Lyle: I know a bunch of two hand tapping riffs
and exercises that I'd like to show you. In this first lesson you'll learn 5
patterns for the G Maj pentatonic.
Lyle: If you're new to two hand tapping I'll
start you off with 3 easy steps.
The 1st step is to tap or hammer-on the right hand index finger to the 7th fret
of the big E string.
Lyle: Don't let the other strings ring, keep them
Lyle: The 2nd step is to pull-off the right hand
finger to the 3rd fret left hand:
The 3rd step is to hammer-on with the left hand to the A note on the big E
Lyle: Now you'll learn a 6 string pattern for the
G Major pentatonic scale, made from the root, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th tones of
the major scale.
Lyle: First I'll show you two strings at a time
for the pattern.
Lyle: Here's the first
Play that riff over and over until you get it smooth.
Lyle: Here's the next
The last riff of this whole pattern is:
Next, the hard part, playing all three patterns/riffs together in one fluid
Lyle: Here's some jam tracks to practice the
The G Major pentatonic works good against a jam track in G
Lyle: The G Major pentatonic can also work
against the Em chord because Em is the relative minor of G Major. Try playing the
G Major pent over this jam track in Em:
Here's a jam track that combines G maj chords and Em:
There are a total of 5 patterns for the GMaj pentatonic that you can tap out on
Lyle: You just learned pattern
Here's the rest of the patterns:
Oh, I forgot to mention, these aren't easy to play.
the lesson sample I played all 5 patterns in a row.
would you suggest we use these patterns to play over a common chord
Lyle: That's all up to you and how you want it to
Lyle: You could play slow like I did in the
lesson sample, or fast just to show off.
mikeD: could you play it over a blues progression in E
min, since it is in the key of G maj?
Lyle: Yes you could try
that. You could play sections of each pattern.
Maybe just the 1st and 2nd strings of each pattern
Lyle: In the up coming weeks I share with you a
bunch of tapping riffs and ideas to try.
John: What was your chord progression in the lesson
Lyle: GMaj7 to CMaj7 to D7 to GMaj7 is the jam
track for GMaj:
Lyle: I'll tab the chords for
That's all for this lesson.
Mike: That CMaj7 sounds sweet...
Lyle: Thanks everyone and have a great
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