1 00:00:23,448 --> 00:00:25,193 Hi, how are you doing? Justin here. 2 00:00:25,193 --> 00:00:28,288 In today's lesson we are going to be talking about a thing called 3 00:00:28,288 --> 00:00:29,784 Legato Patterns. 4 00:00:30,591 --> 00:00:33,981 What these are little ways of using hammer-ons and flick-offs 5 00:00:33,981 --> 00:00:38,881 to give you really nice, fairly easy to make fast, repeatable figures. 6 00:00:38,886 --> 00:00:41,945 All of the ones we are going to be looking at to start off with 7 00:00:41,945 --> 00:00:43,746 have got eight notes in them. 8 00:00:43,746 --> 00:00:48,611 It's two beats, with each beat divided into four notes - 16 notes. 9 00:00:49,291 --> 00:00:54,043 We are going to look at one pattern to start off with 10 00:00:54,043 --> 00:00:56,133 and then we are going to apply that pattern 11 00:00:56,133 --> 00:00:59,349 and use it both horizontally, to move up and down the neck, 12 00:00:59,349 --> 00:01:01,813 and vertically, to move across patterns. 13 00:01:01,813 --> 00:01:04,065 It's really important that you understand 14 00:01:04,065 --> 00:01:07,093 that this one little idea here works in both directions. 15 00:01:07,093 --> 00:01:08,790 It works through any pattern, 16 00:01:08,790 --> 00:01:10,150 any pentatonic shape. 17 00:01:10,150 --> 00:01:13,559 Sometimes they are a bit harder than others to use. 18 00:01:13,559 --> 00:01:17,456 Some patterns work good on one shape, not so well on another. 19 00:01:17,456 --> 00:01:19,500 It's up to you to explore that a bit. 20 00:01:19,500 --> 00:01:22,661 I'm not going to show you every way of playing the patterns. 21 00:01:23,661 --> 00:01:27,223 If I give you a bit of a demo of one of them. 22 00:01:27,223 --> 00:01:29,310 One of the patterns we are going to look at, 23 00:01:29,310 --> 00:01:31,212 is pattern 2 on my tab sheet, 24 00:01:31,212 --> 00:01:33,350 if you go to the website and download that. 25 00:01:34,083 --> 00:01:36,456 The actual pattern is this - 26 00:01:39,593 --> 00:01:41,412 But slowed down a little bit is - 27 00:01:44,134 --> 00:01:45,932 That's the pattern, just eight notes. 28 00:01:48,873 --> 00:01:52,342 It's important to realise that that pattern can be used to go 29 00:01:52,336 --> 00:01:54,869 up the neck or across the neck. 30 00:01:54,869 --> 00:01:57,247 If we start here, move the same pattern again... 31 00:02:00,690 --> 00:02:02,716 It's the same shape, if you like, 32 00:02:02,716 --> 00:02:04,197 of pick, flick-off, 33 00:02:04,945 --> 00:02:06,653 pick, pick, 34 00:02:06,653 --> 00:02:07,962 hammer-on, 35 00:02:07,962 --> 00:02:09,437 pick, pick, 36 00:02:09,437 --> 00:02:10,636 flick-off. 37 00:02:10,636 --> 00:02:11,865 That's the pattern. 38 00:02:15,303 --> 00:02:16,882 Same pattern as here. 39 00:02:19,618 --> 00:02:21,719 But we could move that one over the string. 40 00:02:27,819 --> 00:02:29,493 And we've got a pretty cool lick. 41 00:02:33,068 --> 00:02:38,182 We could also use that same shape, same pattern to move up the neck 42 00:02:38,182 --> 00:02:39,776 by moving it from say... 43 00:02:39,776 --> 00:02:41,338 In this example I'm going to use 44 00:02:41,338 --> 00:02:44,802 box 2, box 3, box 4, box 5 of the pentatonic. 45 00:02:44,802 --> 00:02:45,999 So you end up with - 46 00:02:54,801 --> 00:02:56,913 I've just taken that little pattern 47 00:02:56,913 --> 00:03:00,462 and moved it up through each of the minor pentatonic shapes. 48 00:03:01,496 --> 00:03:04,852 Let's get a close up and check out that particular pattern, 49 00:03:04,852 --> 00:03:07,392 make sure you are doing it right and then I'll explain 50 00:03:07,392 --> 00:03:10,214 how to move it round between the different boxes. 51 00:03:11,387 --> 00:03:14,495 Let's have a look at that little pattern now, nice and slow. 52 00:03:14,519 --> 00:03:17,166 This is pattern 2 on my tab sheet. 53 00:03:27,236 --> 00:03:28,695 So literally pick, 54 00:03:29,107 --> 00:03:31,321 flick, kick, 55 00:03:31,764 --> 00:03:33,730 pick, hammer-on, 56 00:03:34,049 --> 00:03:35,893 pick, pick, 57 00:03:36,162 --> 00:03:37,391 flick-off. 58 00:03:50,340 --> 00:03:53,775 You really have to practice that really slowly for a while first. 59 00:03:58,711 --> 00:04:02,007 But slowly and smoothly so you can repeat it over again. 60 00:04:02,007 --> 00:04:03,131 You don't want to go - 61 00:04:05,879 --> 00:04:07,430 That would be really bad. 62 00:04:07,430 --> 00:04:09,905 Doesn't matter the speed, it can be - 63 00:04:15,895 --> 00:04:17,415 Doesn't really matter. 64 00:04:17,415 --> 00:04:20,145 It's just about getting it right and smooth. 65 00:04:20,145 --> 00:04:21,795 Eventually, of course... 66 00:04:27,084 --> 00:04:30,105 It's important to realise here that this is part of... 67 00:04:32,255 --> 00:04:33,694 ..that minor pentatonic. 68 00:04:36,073 --> 00:04:38,347 But the pattern is what you want to be learning. 69 00:04:38,347 --> 00:04:39,176 The pick, 70 00:04:39,176 --> 00:04:40,378 flick, pick, 71 00:04:40,378 --> 00:04:41,508 pick, hammer-on, 72 00:04:41,516 --> 00:04:42,879 pick, pick, 73 00:04:42,892 --> 00:04:44,363 flick-off. 74 00:04:44,363 --> 00:04:46,153 If we just take it down, for example, 75 00:04:46,153 --> 00:04:48,454 it's quite easy to move it now into box 1. 76 00:04:50,502 --> 00:04:51,594 Minor pentatonic. 77 00:04:51,594 --> 00:04:53,738 I chose that one because it's simple 78 00:04:53,738 --> 00:04:55,585 and the fingers are not stretched out. 79 00:04:55,585 --> 00:04:57,401 But here, the same pattern just works. 80 00:04:57,401 --> 00:04:58,708 Pick, flick, 81 00:04:58,708 --> 00:05:00,086 pick, pick, 82 00:05:00,086 --> 00:05:01,581 hammer-on, pick, 83 00:05:01,581 --> 00:05:03,198 pick, flick-off. 84 00:05:10,688 --> 00:05:13,025 That works really, really well. 85 00:05:13,025 --> 00:05:17,065 There would be no harm in moving from one to the next. 86 00:05:28,467 --> 00:05:30,187 You can muck around with it. 87 00:05:30,187 --> 00:05:34,127 If you are familiar with box 3 minor pentatonic... 88 00:05:36,912 --> 00:05:38,236 ..you could apply it here. 89 00:05:43,987 --> 00:05:45,667 This one is 13, 10, 90 00:05:45,667 --> 00:05:47,339 12, 10, 91 00:05:47,339 --> 00:05:48,624 13,10 92 00:05:48,624 --> 00:05:50,478 13,10. 93 00:05:56,164 --> 00:05:57,941 The next one moved up here will be 94 00:05:57,941 --> 00:05:59,106 15, 13 95 00:05:59,833 --> 00:06:01,804 14, 13 96 00:06:02,136 --> 00:06:03,929 15, 12, 97 00:06:05,421 --> 00:06:06,832 15,13. 98 00:06:13,543 --> 00:06:16,574 A little bit harder because the first finger needs to shift back 99 00:06:16,574 --> 00:06:17,831 but again it's just... 100 00:06:19,116 --> 00:06:20,988 ..from that minor pentatonic shape. 101 00:06:21,588 --> 00:06:24,502 Again moves up into box 5. 102 00:06:29,642 --> 00:06:31,492 And of course, the same pattern... 103 00:06:37,954 --> 00:06:39,912 If you are going to do that last bend 104 00:06:39,912 --> 00:06:42,522 it needs to be tone and a half - it's a tough one. 105 00:06:42,522 --> 00:06:44,132 But hopefully you get the idea. 106 00:06:44,312 --> 00:06:45,993 The next thing you want to do 107 00:06:45,993 --> 00:06:48,272 is take that one pattern I have shown you 108 00:06:48,272 --> 00:06:50,300 and apply it all over the fingerboard. 109 00:06:50,300 --> 00:06:52,782 Learn it really slowly, let it become instinctive. 110 00:06:52,803 --> 00:06:54,703 Get it comfortable under your fingers, 111 00:06:54,703 --> 00:06:58,482 then try moving it horizontally up and down the fingerboard, 112 00:06:58,482 --> 00:07:01,822 changing between the different boxes and get that under your fingers. 113 00:07:01,822 --> 00:07:04,013 Maybe try and use it vertically 114 00:07:04,022 --> 00:07:07,623 and stay within the one box shape or the one position 115 00:07:07,623 --> 00:07:09,854 and explore how you can use it there. 116 00:07:09,854 --> 00:07:12,774 Then try and mix it up a little bit and move maybe 117 00:07:12,774 --> 00:07:15,274 one position over, toward the ground 118 00:07:15,274 --> 00:07:17,205 and then one position up and then over 119 00:07:17,205 --> 00:07:18,684 and then up or whatever. 120 00:07:18,705 --> 00:07:21,065 Your creativity is the limit here. 121 00:07:21,086 --> 00:07:24,274 You should be experimenting as much as you can. 122 00:07:25,545 --> 00:07:30,452 Next stop, we've got a whole bunch of different legato patterns. 123 00:07:30,452 --> 00:07:32,935 You don't have to just use that one I've shown you. 124 00:07:32,935 --> 00:07:34,985 There are probably an infinite number. 125 00:07:35,006 --> 00:07:38,886 I've got six together that I think work real well. 126 00:07:39,946 --> 00:07:42,726 You can download the tab from the website, 127 00:07:42,726 --> 00:07:45,725 which you will probably find pretty helpful to check that out. 128 00:07:45,725 --> 00:07:49,177 I am going to do a close-up now of each pattern. 129 00:07:49,236 --> 00:07:51,096 This is pattern 1. 130 00:08:06,557 --> 00:08:08,178 Here is pattern 3. 131 00:08:16,837 --> 00:08:18,238 Pattern 4. 132 00:08:29,809 --> 00:08:31,338 Pattern 5. 133 00:08:43,630 --> 00:08:47,038 And lastly, pattern 6, which is in groups of 6. 134 00:08:55,809 --> 00:08:57,029 This one, of course. 135 00:08:57,029 --> 00:08:59,581 One, two, three, four, five, six. 136 00:08:59,581 --> 00:09:02,650 One, two, three, four, five, six. 137 00:09:12,961 --> 00:09:15,722 Now you have got loads and loads of patterns 138 00:09:15,722 --> 00:09:17,300 to be getting on with. 139 00:09:17,300 --> 00:09:19,961 Remember, you don't have to stick to using the one pattern. 140 00:09:19,961 --> 00:09:22,099 You can mix them up, use a bit of one pattern, 141 00:09:22,099 --> 00:09:24,482 a bit of the next one and a bit of the next one. 142 00:09:24,482 --> 00:09:29,025 Finding which patterns work well within what boxes 143 00:09:29,025 --> 00:09:31,472 of the pentatonic scale is probably a good idea. 144 00:09:32,211 --> 00:09:33,581 As I mentioned earlier, 145 00:09:33,592 --> 00:09:36,343 you can also apply this to scales that are not pentatonic. 146 00:09:36,343 --> 00:09:38,653 You can muck around with bits of the major scale. 147 00:09:38,653 --> 00:09:42,202 It's really the pattern that you try to get to grips with. 148 00:09:42,202 --> 00:09:45,673 You being the creative force now 149 00:09:45,673 --> 00:09:48,394 to find loads and loads of different ways of using it. 150 00:09:48,394 --> 00:09:51,634 There are infinite possibilities here. 151 00:09:51,634 --> 00:09:54,662 Hope you have a bit of fun with that 152 00:09:54,662 --> 00:09:56,543 and exploring this concept. 153 00:09:56,543 --> 00:09:58,932 It should keep you busy for some time. 154 00:09:58,932 --> 00:10:02,523 It's something I still play about with because I find it really interesting 155 00:10:02,523 --> 00:10:05,175 to find and make up new patterns 156 00:10:05,175 --> 00:10:07,555 and see what other ways I can apply them. 157 00:10:07,555 --> 00:10:10,994 Hope you have a bit of fun with that and I'll see you for another lesson 158 00:10:10,994 --> 00:10:12,325 sometime real soon. 159 00:10:12,326 --> 00:10:14,156 Take care of yourselves, bye-bye.