Pentatonic Mastery

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Pentatonic Mastery


We take guitar gym to an intermediate level with this course, where we aim to truly master the pentatonic shapes. We begin with the main 5 shapes across the neck, pushing them to 80BPM 16th notes, which we can tell you is pretty darn quick! We then add in some cool sequences, legato versions and gradually work our way up to 100BPM 16th notes by the end of the course. Each workout is a big step up from the last, so take your time on each workout until you can successfully play along with Dan, then move up to the next workout.

We also introduce new sequenced patterns in fives, which creates an odd and cool sounding effect for your speed soloing. We also bring in the idea of economy picking due to the nature of the sequences. Not only that, but we push you right up to the dizzy heights of 110BPM 16th notes, which is super fast when dealing with pentatonic scales! Each workout takes a big step up from the last, so take your time and keep practicing!

Workout 1

Our first workout session is all about nailing the 5 pentatonic shapes across the neck in a variety of keys.

Workout 2

In the second workout we bring in a new sequence across all 5 shapes, as well as start to develop our legato playing (hammer ons and pull offs). We then combine the two workouts!

Workout 3

Our third workout takes another big step up as we start to move towards 100BPM 16th notes! That is seriously quick and it will take a lot of practice to get to that point comfortably. We also add a new exercise to the pot!

Workout 4

Our final workout will really push every single intermediate player to the limit of their technique! We introduce some cool linking patterns in a variety of keys and then put everything together at 100BPM 16th notes.

Workout 5

In our first workout we introduce the descending pattern in fives, which will be a little bit of a shock to the system! We, therefore, kick-off at a reasonable 60BPM using picking and legato.

Workout 6

For our second workout we start where we left off at 80BPM and gradually work towards 100BPM 16th notes. As we progress through the workout we bring back in some of the exercises from the previous course to ensure that you continue to develop.

Workout 7

For your third work out we step the level up again with an awesome, Joe Bonamassa / Eric Johnson inspired descending pattern across the neck. This is the main focus of our workout as it is very challenging and extremely fiddly!

Workout 8

For our final workout we are really ramping up the speed. We take all of the key exercises that we have looked at over the pentatonic mastery courses and kick off at 80BPM. We then move up gradually to a massive 110BPM