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> Stupid Zakk Wild'ish Licks.. And My Dying Pinky, Pentatonic should be banned :D
Jakub Luptovec
post May 9 2009, 07:05 PM
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I myself am more of arpeggio/modal player, but now my band has gave me the role of composing custom solo for ROck you like a huricane by Scorpions. Since the whole song is based on pentatonic, I cant dwelve into modes too much (the background is just E,e,e,G,g,A,a,C,D,d, repeting till the end of time) and so I have to learn some pentatonic shredding licks.

One that appaled me was that syncopated zakk wildish lick with bending

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--13b-----13-10-13b-----13-10-13b-----13-10-13b-----13-10-|
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I have been trying to master for a few months, but after few moments of practicing, my pinky started to hurt like hell, I was unable to play for several hours and that stupid lick is still slow and dirty as... when I begun:)

Anyone has some tips for practicing this kind of stuff?
Btw. any other cool (pentatonic is not cool..) pentatonic licks are welcome as well


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post May 9 2009, 07:45 PM
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Hi Jakub,

Check out these cool lessons from Pablo Vazquez , he has some really nice pentatonic chops:

Pentatonic rock licks part 1

Pentatonic rock lick part 2

Pentatonic rock licks part 3

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post May 9 2009, 07:58 PM
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THE PENTATONIC IS AWESOME! Especially for soloing!

I have no Idea about modes and arpeggios but I could tear your face of with some Pentatonic shreds, hehe^^

First of all: Use your index and ring finger for this lick!!! It's faster and makes the bend easier!
Now you can make variations of that lick, you could move it up in the scale (Ozzy Osbourne: No More Tears Solo) or you could use some tapping licks out of the pentatonic boxes and don't forget some wide bends with vibrato in the style of gary moore to take the tension out of the solo...


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post May 9 2009, 08:19 PM
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Why can't you just write your own solo?
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post May 9 2009, 08:21 PM
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QUOTE (lcsdds @ May 9 2009, 09:19 PM) *
Why can't you just write your own solo?

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post May 9 2009, 08:23 PM
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Just a tip, play bended note on 13th fret with ring finger, not with pinky.


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post May 9 2009, 08:55 PM
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Omg, of course if you do bends with pinky even with help from other fingers, pinky will just die after some time..

Edit- pentatonic IS cool!

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post May 10 2009, 11:49 AM
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yeah, its defo index and ring finger for this, G minor Pentatonic if im not mistaken!!
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post May 10 2009, 11:56 AM
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QUOTE (sted @ May 10 2009, 12:49 PM) *
yeah, its defo index and ring finger for this, G minor Pentatonic if im not mistaken!!

D minor Pentatonic. wink.gif


Pentatonic is an awesome tool for rock soloing. Check out Paul Gilbert who uses it all the time and it sounds great. Or you can have a look at Muris´ Pentatonic Licks series and realize how melodic Penatonics can sound.
Oh, I´d never use my pinky for such bends. biggrin.gif
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post May 10 2009, 12:12 PM
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QUOTE (Tolek @ May 10 2009, 11:56 AM) *
D minor Pentatonic. wink.gif


damn! Was getting mixed up with G minor box 4! laugh.gif
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post May 10 2009, 12:19 PM
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QUOTE (sted @ May 10 2009, 01:12 PM) *
damn! Was getting mixed up with G minor box 4! laugh.gif

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post May 10 2009, 02:03 PM
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Definitely bend with ring finger instead of pinky !


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post May 10 2009, 02:40 PM
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Just dont use the pinky on this one xD

Just dont use the pinky on this one xD


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post May 10 2009, 03:30 PM
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QUOTE (sted @ May 10 2009, 12:49 PM) *
yeah, its defo index and ring finger for this, G minor Pentatonic if im not mistaken!!


Actually I was think of bended 13th fret only, not regular one,
I would use index for 1oth fret and ring and pinky for 13th,
bend with ring. smile.gif


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post May 10 2009, 11:16 PM
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No point using pinky as everyone said, use ring finger since it is free smile.gif


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post May 11 2009, 08:18 PM
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I wouldn't use the pinky at all for this one


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post May 11 2009, 08:24 PM
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Looks like a lot of people in here needs to do some pinky training tongue.gif muhahaha
i could play this lick for ages with my sweet piano pinky

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post May 11 2009, 08:41 PM
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QUOTE (Frederik @ May 11 2009, 10:24 PM) *
Looks like a lot of people in here needs to do some pinky training tongue.gif muhahaha
i could play this lick for ages with my sweet piano pinky

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I think it`s more of pinky endurance than strenght, because it is less used usually, so there are less calluses. If you are so tough, try to do some 2 whole tone bends with pinky on 22th fret for 10 minutes laugh.gif laugh.gif

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post May 11 2009, 08:44 PM
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QUOTE (AlexLion @ May 11 2009, 09:41 PM) *
I think it`s more of pinky endurance than strenght, because it is less used usually, so there are less calluses. If you are so tough, try to do some 2 whole tone bends with pinky on 22th fret for 10 minutes laugh.gif laugh.gif

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U just costed me a pair of new strings sad.gif tongue.gif
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post May 11 2009, 09:11 PM
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I don't seem to have the same problem as you, can play the lick with both ringfinger and pinky.

Must say the ringfinger is easier though, so I prefer to play it that way.
I see most people do around here tongue.gif

OT : Is it just me or is it possible to get more posts on a page ? First I always thought maximum was 10, now its 20 ?


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