Modal Pentatonics (Guitar Lesson)


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David Davidson

Modal Pentatonics

Dave explains how to use the pentatonic scales to achieve a modal sound.

Taught by David Davidson in Dave Davidson Artist Series seriesLength: 13:32Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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allonallon replied on November 2nd, 2014

How would you play Blues using modal pentatonics.

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Dave Davidson Artist Series

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Revocation's Dave Davidson teaches you the techniques essential to his style.



Lesson 1

Scale Lexicon

Dave Davidson covers some advanced topics on scales and arpeggios. He explains chord tensions and how to use them effectively.

Length: 23:26 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

Application Of The Modes

Here Dave goes over a brief summary of each mode of the major scale and talks about how each one is used.

Length: 18:19 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Exotic Scales

Dave covers some exotic modes and scales that he uses frequently. Melodic minor, Harmonic minor, and Hungarian minor are explained.

Length: 12:08 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Achieving An Altered Sound

Dave Davidson from Revocation talks about achieving altered sounds that are not from the diatonic key of the music you may be playing.

Length: 10:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Modal Pentatonics

Dave explains how to use the pentatonic scales to achieve a modal sound.

Length: 13:32 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Chromatic Flavor

Dave teaches you how to incorporate chromaticism into your own playing style. He starts off with some simple passing tones and then gets into more advanced lines using multiple notes outside of the scale.

Length: 10:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Interview With Dave Davidson

Get a look into the mind of one of today's greatest metal guitar players.

Length: 18:00 Difficulty: 0.0 FREE

About David Davidson View Full Biography David Davidson is a Metal guitarist that currently plays for the band Revocation. He is consistently regarded and rated as one of the top players in the metal world.

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