Joe Bonamassa makes good use of his five pentatonic shapes when playing fast and he likes to sequence them, his most used sequence is probably the quadruplet sequence demonstrated in this weeks lick of the week.
The key to sounding as good as Joe when playing fast is to remember this important rule: Timing, not speed.
What do I mean by that? Joe isn’t playing as fast as you may think he is, but he is playing perfectly in time. If you can execute this lick in time, meaning that you have the same distance of time between each note and play in time with the rhythm, then you will create this illusion that you are playing faster than you really are, so when you’re practicing this lick remember to work on your accuracy first with your picking and fretting hand, practice slowly and in time, and let the speed happen naturally.
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