Pentatonics (Guitar Lesson)


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Brendan Burns

Pentatonics

Brendan Burns explains how Hendrix used the major and minor pentatonic scales to add lead fills to his rhythm playing.

Taught by Brendan Burns in Style of Jimi Hendrix seriesLength: 17:36Difficulty: 1.5 of 5


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zarcapzarcap replied on January 17th, 2015

Learn about Hendrix with Kenny Braun

jpbluestringjpbluestring replied on June 8th, 2013

Thanks for cracking the Hendrix code! Nice lesson

tstevens_21tstevens_21 replied on August 5th, 2012

Some sweet stuff .. Thanks !

tstevens_21tstevens_21 replied on August 5th, 2012

Some sweet stuff .. Thanks !

jburdjburd replied on May 20th, 2012

Total a-ha moment @ 5:45. Simple and genius.

tom474etom474e replied on January 29th, 2012

Great lesson but position dots on the fret board would make it easier to follow.

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied on January 30th, 2012

I totally dig it Tom. I hear this a lot from students. Hopefully that lack of visual information can transfer into an internal awareness and understanding of your own instrument. It's not the easiest thing to do, but it's a great thing to explore. Keep rockin it!

joel13joel13 replied on January 30th, 2011

I understand so much more now....

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied on September 26th, 2010

I'm glad to hear you are all enjoying the lesson. Keep rockin'!

luigigrossoluigigrosso replied on September 24th, 2010

Great lesson! Thanks!

T Russ BluesT Russ Blues replied on September 24th, 2010

Great job Brendan..I was riveted by this lesson

thedudethedude replied on September 23rd, 2010

Cool -- yeah man! I think I speak for everyone when I say - I dig it man!

jimgarveyjimgarvey replied on September 22nd, 2010

Fantastic, Brendan, Hendrix would be proud of you.

flyrerflyrer replied on September 22nd, 2010

Excellent series, Brendan!

Style of Jimi Hendrix

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

In this "In the Style of" series, Brendan Burns discusses and demonstrates the stylistic traits of the iconic guitarist Jimi Hendrix



Lesson 1

Muting and Slides

Brendan discusses how Jimi Hendrix used muting and slides in his playing.

Length: 12:45 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Trills

Brendan Burns discusses and demonstrates how Jimi Hendrix used trills in his playing.

Length: 4:25 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Power Chords and Chromatics

Brendan Burns discusses Jimi Hendrix's use of power chords and chromatics in his playing.

Length: 9:03 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Unison Bends & Octaves

Learn how Jimi Hendrix used unison bends and octaves in his playing.

Length: 12:26 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Pentatonics

Brendan Burns explains how Hendrix used the major and minor pentatonic scales to add lead fills to his rhythm playing.

Length: 17:36 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Hendrix Comping Formula

Brendan Burns discusses how Hendrix comped his rhythmic sequences.

Length: 4:43 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Hendrix Chords

In the final lesson of the Hendrix series, Brendan discusses some of the chord voicings that Jimi Hendrix liked to use.

Length: 7:36 Difficulty: 0.5 FREE

About Brendan Burns View Full Biography Brendan has been passionate about music since childhood. He began his studies on trumpet, in elementary school, and then moved to guitar as a teenager. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Berklee College of Music, and has studied with Norm Zocher, Joe Stump, Bret Willmott, Bob Pilkington, Jay Weik, Tim Miller, & Charlie Banacos.

While at Berklee, Brendan was a member of the Music Mentoring Program, teaching private lessons to gifted high school students. He is currently teaches, and is chair of the guitar department at Brookline Music School. Brendan also teaches guitar for Tune Foolery & privately at his home in Cambridge, MA.

Along with educating, Brendan plays out often as a Solo Guitarist, performing standards, pop, and classical repertoire. He has recorded and played with the chamber-fusion band Ra Quintent, and as well as Vessela Stoyanova's Eastern Stories Under Western Skies Project. Brendan also performs as a leader, director and sideman for various Boston art-rock projects, and is former member of MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika.

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