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Written by Pat Baxter

Guitar Soloing and Improvisation - Lesson Five

At long last... Pattern 2, the final link in my five Major Scale Patterns.



Notice that Pattern 2 has three notes on every string.  I'm kinda partial to 3 note-per-string patterns, it seems to encourage a sense of fluidity in my playing.
For an example, check out the sample from the start of "Rat Pack", from my solo CD: .

Not only do 3 note-per-string patterns help to create a consistent rhythmic presentation (for those fast, across the fretboard licks), I also think it's easier to coordinate your picking... so shred away!

[Lesson 1]   [Lesson 2]   [Lesson 3]   [Lesson 4]   [Lesson 5]   [Lesson 6]  

Pat Baxter is a recording artist and author of the guitar instruction book called "Rockin' The Modes".

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