Am Pentatonic Licks by Peter Vogl will teach you how to play over a standard minor blues progression. This free video lesson uses the blues backing track "Am blues", from the Let's Jam! Blues and Rock. We'll start by learning the A Minor Pentatonic Scale in both the first position and the extended version. The most widely used position is called 1st position because the first note of the scale is an A, the tonic of the scale, and it starts on the 6th string. Peter will then teach you three different licks using notes from the scale. We'll practice each lick along with the backing track so you can hear it in context. To learn more soloing ideas like this, check out our Electrick Licks & Solos book and DVD.
Have fun with these licks and try to imitate the phrasing from the video. Phrasing refers to the way the notes are played, much like the way we speak. Emphasize some notes, slowing down, speeding up, etc. Once you have mastered these licks, make them your own by changing them up slightly.
Electric Licks & Solos Book/DVD/CD by Peter Vogl is designed for electric guitarists who are new to soloing. You will learn how to play 60 different guitar licks covering blues and rock. Each lick is demonstrated slow and fast and then along with a rhythm track. Once you learn the individual licks, Peter will show you how to combine them into four different solos. The Electric Licks & Solos Book is 74 pages long and provides the tab and notation for each lick. You can also watch each example on the hour long DVD. The Audio CD allows you to practice along with each lick or create your own jams with four full length jam tracks. View sample clips and pages