Hopscotch Pentatonics(2)

How do you get over one million hits on YouTube? Joe Cefalu surpassed that mark by posting a great video lesson on how to break out of the common pent- atonic scale box that confines so many rock and blues players.
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With examples like the one above, the 2006 Guitar Player’sGuitar Hero finalist shows you how to “hopscotch” between adjacent G minor pentatonic positions. (Notice how this phrase bounces between the third, fifth, and tenth positions.) Another huge draw for this lesson has to be the savory tone and great technique with which Cefalu delivers his saucy licks. (Pester him about his gear all you want, but his tone is in his fingers.) For his contribution, Cefalu wins a Planet Waves Cable Station Pedalboard Cable Kit!