Phil Short demonstrates in this short electric guitar tutorial how to use two positions of the pentatonic scale, employing tapping and odd groupings to develop your soloing. While the scale itself will be familiar, you might be surprised as to how much you can do with it! Phil uses Elixir Electric Strings with OPTIWEB Coating for their long tone life, perfect tone, tuning and intonation. Check them out: https://www.elixirstrings.com/products
Guitarists are often encouraged to “break out of the pentatonic box” - but that doesn’t necessarily mean ditching the much-loved scale altogether! Approaching pentatonic playing creatively, using more than one position and adding some technical know-how opens up all sorts of shred possibilities for solos.
Based in London, session guitar player and tutor Phil Short has been a regular contributor to Guitar Interactive and Guitar Techniques magazines and to Lick Library’s educational video line-up. He’s also Westlife’s touring guitarist of choice and has worked with Chipmunk and Tyler James.