Lick Library: Guitar Quick Licks - Pentatonic Concepts

DVDs / Videos | Guitar

Author: Alex Machacek
Series: Lick Library
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
Learn pentatonic concepts and techniques with Alex Machacek. This superb DVD teaches a new approach to learning pentatonic positions and incorporating them into your playing.

From 3 note patterns and arpeggios, to chord jams and sweep picking you will build the vocabulary to improve your own style and improvise more efficiently.

Also includes Guitar jam tracks to practise and perform with.
Published on: 24 October 2008
Language: English
Catalogue No: RDR0278

        Musicroom Reviews

        This DVD isn't very good value for money compared with many of the other in the series. There are only a few concepts covered and too much performance rather than tuition.
        Anonymous - ()
        This instructional DVD seems to be intended for those who have managed to memorise the positions of the minor pentatonic scale and wish to make that sound more musical. I found the instructor's many played examples really helpful. Rather than just talking about things, he was showing them practically. The examples themselves are jazzy and relatively easy to follow. He shows some things note by note, others without note by note instruction. You get ideas of how to accomplish similar things. He begins with the PENTATONIC POSITIONS, shows how to make those SCALES INTO LICKS, 5 NOTE SEQUENCES, SWEEPING PATTERNS and creating MOTIFS. You get to see both his left hand and right hand techniques simultaneously. If there is one criticism I have, it is that he mentions and shows modes in one of the later chapters without explaining the basics. My criticism with this is that it feels like there's a sudden big jump in required knowledge. There's a lot more, but all in all, this is definitely a valuable DVD to teach you what to do with the minor pentatonic scale. It also opens your mind up to ideas, rather than just giving you note for note instruction. Not a bad thing at all, in my mind.
        Anonymous - (England)