ERIC JOHNSON GUITAR LESSON: HOW HE USES PENTATONICS [MINOR]

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Eric Johnson Modern Pentatonics part 2. The Minor Pentatonic scale. The Subject of this Blog

HOW ERIC JOHNSON MAKES CREATIVE USE OF THE MINOR PENTATONIC SCALE

In this 2nd part we will look at 2 examples that display how Eric Johnson takes the “Minor Pentatonic” from a worn out cliche and turns it into a unique musical tour de force of originality.

This 1st example is quite demanding to play but it demonstrates the power of manipulating the intervals to create a unique sound and style. [Notice that the interval of the 7th crops up a lot along with 6ths and 3rds].

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Eric Johnson Modern Pentatonics for guitar part 2. The Minor Pentatonic scale. An intervallic approach!

The 2nd example is a bit more straight forward, but, because Eric Johnson manipulates the interval of a perfect 4th he creates a fresh modern sound. Also notice that there are arpeggios. These arpeggios create melodic content to the example and draw the listeners ear into the music.

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Eric Johnson Modern Pentatonics guitar part 2. The Minor Pentatonic scale. 4ths and 7ths intervals concept

Although this is only a short lesson there is plenty to take from these two examples because they contain the key to unlocking an original approach to the most basic and most used thing in guitar the minor pentatonic scale. The way that Eric Johnson exploits the intervals in this scale is a real eye opener, oh, and a real ear opener!

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Example 1-Minor Topic. In this line we move via D Dorian and D melodic minor. Interest is created by employing some colourful chromaticism that also gives continuity to the line. These long fluid lines employ a double timed 16ths feel with an upbeat that creates/anticipates forward movement.

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Pat Martino Minor Topic Jazz Guitar Chromatic lines lesson

Example 2-This is an outside sounding line that exploits chromaticism with E whole tone and A altered scales.

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Pat Martino “Whole Tone Scale” jazz outside approach [Guitar lesson]

Example 3-In this line we can see Pat Martinio’s unique use of Arpeggios, Intervals and Scales.

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Pat Martin Jazz guitar arpeggio, intervals and scale example lesson

Example 4- In this last example we delve into another one of Pat’s long fluid 16th jazz lines. This time there are two bars played over a static C7 chord. In this line we find, Mixolydian, Lydian Dominant, triad inversions, dyad/ 3rds and chromatic resolution.

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Pat Martino Mixolydian/Lydian Dominant Chromatic jazz guitar example. [Lesson]

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