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Finding the Key 'Passing' Notes
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Finding the Key 'Passing' Notes

When one starts to utilize the various pentatonic scales, it becomes quite apparent that after awhile certain “outside” or “passing” notes become necessary to stretch these scales and their potential. What happens is there is a whole new array of licks and phrases that are born out of these notes being added, and the possibilities are endless.

In this lesson, I will show you first the key notes and where they exist on the fretboard, in both open and closed positions. I will then show you a few “starter” licks to really get you feeling what it’s like to phrase having these new notes at your disposal.

You’ll find this to be an invaluable lesson, and one that will lead to more and more improvisational possibilities for you. It can’t help but make you a better player!—Arlen Roth

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Arlen Roth
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Guitar
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Arlen Roth
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Music lesson pioneer Arlen Roth is the quintessential guitarist. An accomplished and brilliant musician — and one of the very few who can honestly say he’s done it all — Roth has, over the course of his celebrated 35-year career, played on the world’s grandest stages, accompanied many of the greatest figures in modern music and revolutionized the concept of teaching guitar. Read More...

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