In response to your requests for more metal lessons, here a great way to rev up your playing - string-skipping. In this lesson, we'll look at how string-skipping can be applied to the minor pentatonic scale. First, we'll cover the 3-notes per string approach and how to finger this, and then we'll look at some basic patterns using this scale form, and finally, some hot licks using this concept.
means exactly what the name implies: playing a series of notes on non-adjacent strings. But first, let's look at how the pentatonic form lays out on the fingerboard and what fingerings to use. In this lesson, we'll be using the A minor pentatonic form in 5th position. My suggested fingerings for this are:
- Use your index finger for the 5th fret
- Use your middle finger for the 7th and 8th frets
- Use your pinky for the 9th and 10th frets.
The scale is presented in the example below, with 3 notes played for each string. Get it under your fingers till it feels comfortable.