Our first example is in E minor and features a fast Richie Kotzen style sequential three-note legato pattern, which – after travelling across the first three strings - ends up moving across the third string by way of slides. For the two first bars of legato phrasing, you basically only need to use your pick when arriving at a new string. Notice the C# and F#, which means we are using E Dorian mode here. The final lick is based on the E Minor Pentatonic scale and features a favourite trick of Richie’s whereby you slide backwards into certain notes of the phrase (in this case the E on 9th fret of the third string and the A on the 7th fret of the fourth string). Again, while it sounds great fast, it’s also mega cool played slowly.