Fresh Pentatonics

Hi everybody! My name is Thomas Curtil. I play in a band called VEDA, a French prog metal band. This lesson is about pentatonics!

Lick one is in the key of Am pentatonic. I play it with my pick and my middle finger (for the notes on the A string, G string and high E string). It's not very difficult and it sounds great. Good luck.

Lick two is still in the key of Am pentatonic. It's good for slide technique. Try this over all the pentatonics positions (like the first lick!).

Lick 3 is in the key of Em pentatonic. Make sure that it sounds clear. Note the sweeps at the end: you could experiment this idea over all the pentatonic positions. Work slowly.

Well, that's all. If you have any questions or comments, please mail me at You can also visit my band 's website (with tabs!) at :

the following bio material provided by Thomas Curtil

Thomas Curtil was born in 1974. He began to play guitar in 1992. At first influenced by blues guitar players like Buddy Guy and Albert Collins, his first guitar teacher reveals to him many others guitar masters like Steve Vai, Randy Rhoads, Joe Satriani, Joe Pass, Stanley Jordan, Tuck Andress...In 1996, he is a student of MAI (in Nancy, France). After this experience, he decided to continue on his own. His influences are Richie Kotzen, Greg Howe, Al Di Meola, Ron Thal, Robben Ford, Allan Holdsworth. Now he is a guitar teacher in Toulouse (France) and plays with VEDA, a Prog-Metal band influenced by DreamTheater, Pain Of Salvation and many others. Veda is currently looking for a record deal.