Le1 SIXTH-STRING ROOT LINE
The first four exercises show how to use linear legato patterns to create lines that incorporate Major Pentatonic (root, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th) and Minor Pentatonic (root, b3rd, 4th, 5th and b7th) scales. Often played over dominant chords, or to melodically convey a dominant feel, these ideas sound great in blues, rock, country and jazz. The fingerings and pick directions work for me, but you may find others that suit you better. The sixth-string root line is a cool way of playing a G Major Pentatonic-sounding idea that borrows the G Minor Pentatonic’s b3rd (Bb) in between the 2nd (A) and 3rd (B). This takes away the ‘happy’ major feel and makes it more country. This is good developing legato technique for your fourth fretting hand finger.