In the third installment of "The Art of Pentatonics", we take a look at a very hip concept by Tim Miller, and how we can get some incredibly modern sounds from combining them with pentatonic scales.
Important to understand the concept, is the we have the constant intervals, which somehow our ears will relate to, that is how it makes musically sense:
One of the examples: Up a 2nd, up a 5th, up a 3rd, repeat 3 times. More "even" sounds will be made with heptatonic (7-note) scales as they usually dont have that m3rd leap, but stay more consistent.
Right hand approach:
Ascending, strings with 2 notes are hybrid picked (D and B strings, excluding E)
Descending, everything is economy picked
Modern playing and concepts is such an important aspect of music that I think everyone should embrace. It is the foundation of how we evolve the music that is being created today, and move forward as a species to creating innovative music in the future. Do not forget your roots: learn from all the masters and virtuosos of the past, they really tell you know to play when listening to them. This technique can be applied to a variety of scales and modes, and I have every intention of showing you examples in the future.
I hope this concept can sparke new creativity for you, that you can have fun with it and create some incredible music with it. Comment below any positive feedback, concerns or difficulties upon learning this concept.