ExamplES UNUSUAL PENTATONIC SCALES
By laying out these Pentatonic scales on the guitar’s fretboard, you will start noticing new shapes to explore. For example, this shape #3 line
p~e~th~a~ starts off with a four-note diagonal sha t falls under the hand very and&sounds
suitably ear-catching too. Try to take note of the accents within this particular line.
There are more accents in this shape #4 line too, as well as some string-skipping to keep things from sounding predictable.
This is the first in a su4ccession of shape #5 lines. note that this one features a wide stretch between the second and fourth fingers on the first string. Although there are hammer-ons, slides and pull-offs throughout, aim to keep to a strict 32nd-note rhythm from start to finish.
in this next shape #5 line, rhythmic interest is provided by playing a three-note motif to a count of four. Musically, this ‘three against four’ effect is known as a hemiola.