Pentatonic Pandemonium

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In this lesson we will be exploring a new approach to pentatonic scales. In this excerpt from "Tell Me" I use a concept that I refer to as 313313. I developed this with the help of guitar master, Derek Taylor. This concept incorporates all hammer-ons except for the two fingered right hand rolls denoted as "T" in the tablature. These two fingered rolls were also developed by Derek. "313313" refers to three notes on the low E, one note on the A, three notes on the D, etc... As a side note, this concept works great with economy picking. Harmonically, I am using the minor pentatonic over the minor 11 chord. This idea is simple but effective.

Special thanks to guitar master Marshall Harrison for helping me with this lesson.

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the following bio material from Derry Gabel's website

Derryl Gabel was born in 1970 and has been playing guitar since the age of 15. Derryl was featured on the 1992 George Lynch solo CD "Sacred Groove." Derryl beat out several other guitarists in a contest to win this coveted opportunity. He was also featured on the 1994's "Guitar on the Edge #4" performing "Blue Fingers." In 1995 Derryl's "Nathaniel" (later renamed "Song For Jessie") was featured on "Guitar on the Edge #5".

Magazines which have covered Derryl's music include: "Guitar World" Sept. '90 (page 124), "Guitar for the Practicing Musician" May 1992 (page 168), and again in "G..P..M" Oct 1992 (page 11) and in Oct 1993 (pages 93 & 150)

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