How To Easily Play Cool Pentatonic Licks For Guitar That Sound Impressive


Tired of playing the same pentatonic licks for guitar that you always play?

Looking for new pentatonic guitar licks that sound impressive and make your playing feel more expressive?

Good news:

You're about to learn some killer pentatonic licks for guitar that are fun, easy and don't require having tons of speed to make them sound great!

Sound interesting?

Thought so!

Get new pentatonic guitar licks that sound great and make your soloing more impressive by watching this video:

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Using the pentatonic guitar licks in the video gives you tons of new ideas to improve your leads and solos.

Now that you understand how to play cool, new pentatonic guitar licks - what's the next step?

Answer:

Learn how to make pentatonic licks for guitar that sound more creative and expressive.

Use these tips to improve your guitar licks and start playing with more creativity:


Tip #1: How To Make Your Pentatonic Guitar Licks Sound Better

Pentatonic guitar licks don't sound very musically expressive when you try to play your own ideas?

When you think of your own new pentatonic guitar licks, stay with each musical motif a bit longer before moving onto another.

(Don't do what many guitarists do, which is constantly re-invent the wheel by moving on too fast from one idea to another.)

Here are a few easy ways to do this:

  • Insert silence here and there in your phrases to create anticipation for what is to come next
     
  • Hold some notes longer
     
  • Repeat a single note several times using things like tremolo picking, vibrato or palm muting to squeeze more expression from the note

Doing these things easily adds more musical variety into what you are playing while also giving you time to think about what you want to play next.

 

Tip#2: Use A Variety Of Vibrato Approaches While Soloing With Pentatonic Guitar Scales

There are two ways to remove intense levels of emotion from your pentatonic guitar licks:

  • Not using vibrato enough
     
  • Only using narrow vibrato

Many blues guitarists like narrow vibrato because it is similar to how B.B. King plays, but don't limit yourself to only using this approach.

Here is what to do in order to make your guitar vibrato sound awesome together with the pentatonic guitar scale licks you learned in the video:

Practice slowly playing through each note of any of the licks you learned. As you do this, pick a note you want to emphasize and apply vibrato to it using vibrato that is one whole step wide and fast. Notice how intense this style feels compared to narrow vibrato that is fast, but a half step or smaller in width.

Apply wide and other styles of vibrato to the note you chose for 5-10 repetitions while doing so in a different way each time.

Then choose another note.

After going through this process for just a few minutes you will notice yourself starting to build a vocabulary of vibrato types you can use to improve your pentatonic guitar licks (or any lick in general). Keep this in mind and use what you learn to add mroe expressive options into your lead guitar playing.


Common Question: Should You Learn How To Get Better On Guitar Alone Or With A Teacher?

Every guitar player gets to the point where they want to improve but don't know how to do it.

Problem is, a lot of guitarists try learning everything on guitar by themselves. This means they simply guess about what they need to practice or take advice from random sources.

Don't end up in this same spot.

Make the right decision for your guitar playing by taking guitar lessons with a teacher as soon as possible.

It's much easier to get unstuck in your guitar playing when you have problems when you have an expert there to show you what to do differently.

This makes trying to get better at guitar feel fun and motivating instead of frustrating and tedious.

Taking lessons with a guitar teacher is essential for helping you get better because:

  • You save tons of time fixing things you never even knew you needed to fix. This includes practice approaches where you are overlooking mistakes, using ineffective practice methods or are operating on bad habits.
     
  • You have someone there to inspire and motivate you to get better.
     
  • You get a clear path towards progress, made by someone who has helped others achieve your same musical goals.


When you are ready to make a lot of progress on guitar, get started taking lessons with a teacher. Doing this gets you results like what my guitar students got:
 

 
 


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