Example5 SIX-bar study
For this study, played over a Im (Em) IVm (Am) Vm (Bm) progression in E minor, bar 1 uses Example 2’s ascending fifth string root scale, but this time as E Minor Pentatonic (E G A B D) over the Em chord. It leads into bar 2 which is part of Example 1’s pattern over the Am chord. Bar 3 uses Example 3’s idea over an Em chord, but as a sixth-string root, E Minor Pentatonic. Bar 4 is a B Minor Pentatonic (B D E F# A) idea over the Bm chord. Bar 5 is a fragment of Example 1’s approach but as E Minor Pentatonic, leading into bar 6’s fifthstring root, ascending A Minor Pentatonic scale over the Am. Finally, bars 7 and 8 incorporate Example 1’s shape in E minor, but with the approach seen in Example 4. Picking suggestions are given for you to try out.