This Michael Schenker-inspired example in D minor features two simple but super-handy sequences in D Minor Pentatonic. Situated around ‘shape 1’ at the 10th fret, the main challenge is a smooth transition from the fast descending 16ths of the first sequence to the ascending triplets of the second. So focus on this transition, maybe even putting a metronome to use while you’re at it. The example ends with a classic blues-rock lick, bending from 13th to 15th fret on the second string, to the root (D). Schenker is one of the greatest bluesy-rock guitarists ever!