Great and useful lesson, Bear! Excellent patterns for everyone
I like this ! Love the tone too
Yes!! you hit the nail every time Bear =)
Great lesson Bear! Makes the scales learning fun
great stuff man, perfect for beginners!
Excellent way to learn scales! I wish I had this lesson when I was learning scales
excellent use of interesting and musical patterns!
This is indeed awesome for people that are starting to learn this scale. you did a great job mate!
Yeah, must do lesson for beginners
Thanks everyone! I really like the way this one turned out and am glad that you all like it too!
i most say sexy tone mr Bear!
Great lesson, bit tricky in parts and loving the Incredible Hulk moment in section 1 at 1:45
Lesson are excellent Bear, nice to have "musical scales" m/
What is the reason for the upstroke picking at around 5 seconds in? It goes against a lot of what I've read when looking into picking technique. I'm not saying it's wrong, it's probably me missing the point
Hi Phil - that is a good question!
There is no specific rule about using upstroke or downstroke in the given example. This lesson, due to its nature can be played in any picking pattern which feels comfortable.
One thing to note: upstroke gives you slightly different tone/vibe when you pick a note with it and that might be one of reasons why Bear used it in that specific spot for example (to accent the note a bit more than others).
This is totally optional though. The primary reason Bear used it must have been that it was comfortable for him to play it like that. As this lesson is focused on learning minor pentatonic scale and using it musically, the best way to go about it is to use the picking pattern which feels most comfortable to you.
There are times when picking patterns matter, for example if you are practicing strict alternate picking or playing a high tempo piece of music. Other times, it is perfectly fine to go for what feels natural and comfortable (and sounds good) as there is no right or wrong way to go about it.
Thanks Bogdan but I will try to emulate it as Cosmin has asked me to do so, I was just wondering if I was missing some odd timing where maybe it would be a technical upstroke rather tahn something for flavour. Thanks
Howdy Phil - Bogdan is right - in this particular situation, the picking direction is not a crucial thing to respect, but since Gabi mentioned it in his comments on your last REC take, I also believed that emulating the lesson in its finest detail would be a way to go for you at this specific point, so that's why I suggested you to tackle it this way
Howdy pardner, yeah I know, that's why I said I'll try to emulate it. I wasn't going behind your back mate, I just put it out there for different views I was being inquisitive
Hey mate, no problemmo, I'm glad we're on the same wavelength
Mr Striations is safe. Didn't he get a week to learn the entire Deep Purple set for the live tour? :/
Damp auto correct lol. I meant Mr String :
Aaaaargh. Mr Satriani