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Develop speed and accuracy using pentatonic string skipping shred guitar exercises

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In this guitar lesson we’ll look at some more shred guitar exercises. They will help you develop more speed and accuracy when playing pentatonics using string skipping. They will also help you learn the C minor pentatonic scale over the entire fretboard up to the 20th fret.

I really like these exercises! They help you to bust out of those typical scale patterns that most guitarists tend to overuse. Develop speed and accuracy using pentatonic string skipping shred guitar exercises

Here are a few important points about the exercises…

  • They all use the C minor pentatonic scale. This scale contains the notes C, Eb, F, G and Bb.
  • They all use plenty of hammer-ons and pull-offs. They will really help develop your left hand strength.
  • They all have some big stretches in them. Please make sure that you warm up properly before playing them. I wouldn’t want you to hurt yourself!
  • They all a lot of sixteenth notes. You will have to play the exercises using four evenly spaced notes per click of your metronome. Make sure that you play the sixteenth notes in time. (There can be a tendency when playing legato to speed up and slow down).

Here are the exercises. Have fun with them!

Exercise One

Develop speed and accuracy using pentatonic string skipping shred guitar exercises

Exercise Two

Develop speed and accuracy using pentatonic string skipping shred guitar exercises

Exercise Three

Develop speed and accuracy using pentatonic string skipping shred guitar exercises

Exercise Four

Develop speed and accuracy using pentatonic string skipping shred guitar exercises