137 Guitar Speed & Coordination Exercises

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Pentatonic Speed Strategies for Guitar

Unleash the Power of Pentatonic Scale Soloing With Proven Speed Technique Exercises

Develop Speed and Unleash Rock’s Oldest Scale

  • How would you like to take your pentatonic playing over the edge?

  • Would you like to apply speed techniques to one of the most essential scales for soloing?

Pentatonic Speed Strategies for Guitar is the latest how-to shred guide from Chris Brooks. Widely regarded across the globe for his picking technique and teaching strategies, Chris has set his sights on one of the most important scales for guitar, the pentatonic, and how you can work smarter – not just harder – to reach your speed potential.

Condensing decades of experience into a logical method, Pentatonic Speed Strategies for Guitar breaks down barriers by streamlining the mechanics and creating 124 exhilarating licks that combine virtuosity and musicality.

Take Your Pentatonic Licks to the Limit

Pentatonic scales are a different animal when it comes to speed. Using various picking and fretting solutions, you’ll learn:

  • Streamlined alternate picking approaches that enable logical and fast patterns
  • Rearranging fretboard patterns to make fast licks a joy to play
  • Applying hammer-ons and pull-offs for speed and dynamic variation
  • Economy picking patterns in the styles of Eric Johnson and Frank Gambale
  • Traditional boxes, extended boxes, and three-note-per-string fretboard coverage
  • Licks in the styles of Paul Gilbert, Eric Johnson, Kee Marcello, Vinnie Moore, Frank Gambale and Richie Kotzen
  • Using pentatonic scales in various harmonic contexts
  • Getting in and out of speed licks in a musical way

Don’t Just Read It: See, Hear and Jam Along

Key sections in the book are punctuated with video demonstrations so you can see Chris’ technique in action.

Every example is played at 2-3 speeds in the free audio download, with space on each track for you to try the licks right after Chris.

You get:

  • 124 awesome speed licks for the pentatonic scale
  • Audio for every example with space for you to play to the track
  • Video demonstrations for important parts of each chapter
  • Tab and notation

Bonus 1: Pentatonic Soloing reference chart

Bonus 2: A special chapter on using speed licks in the real world

Build your technique, create your own vocabulary, and find new ways of applying the humble pentatonic in a brave new world of virtuoso guitar!


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