Target Root Notes Each Position Pentatonic Scale
A target tone, as its name implies, is a melodic destination point that harmonically coincides with a particular chord. These are the notes you’ll cadence your phrases on. Players that are new to soloing, regardless of the style, have a tendency to play more notes than needed. I believe this is due to the fact that new players often don’t know the notes they are playing, or how they relate to the chords they’re playing over. In this exercise we will practice how to land phrases on the root note using C minor pentatonic scales in each position of the scale.
There is a series of notes that are being worked around each C note in each position here. Learn each set of licks with the videos and tablature, and then use the backing tracks to practice your own soloing ideas. One thing that we guitar players tend to do is play too many notes in just the root pattern on the pentatonic scale. This is an awesome way to help you break out of just playing in that one pattern, as well as to help you get a better understanding of where the root notes fall in all the other patterns as well.
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