In this free video guitar lesson we will take a look at how to use basic pentatonic scale shapes to create modal sounds. For this lesson we will concentrate on playing the Lydian mode while using only the 5 basic pentatonic scale shapes.
The beauty in this kind of study is that you can play true modal improvisations by just using the basic pentatonic scales that are familiar already to most guitar players.
The video starts with me doing a short improvisation in A Lydian. You can download the backing track that I am improvising over below.
A Lydian Backing Track mp3 *Please right-click the link and download the mp3 to your computer.
After you get a good handle on soloing throughout A Lydian, try your hand at creating your own backing tracks or finding some around the web that will enable your to use this simple modal pentatonic method in other keys.
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