Pedal Tone Licks aren’t necessarily a set of notes to be played… instead, it’s an entire approach to playing notes.
Arpeggios with a pedal tone? Go for it.
Pentatonic runs with a pedal tone? Sweet.
Hell, play a scale with a pedal tone, why not?
In this course, you’ll learn how to utilize a pedal tone while other notes move around it to create unique and interesting passages and musical ideas.
Moreover, you’ll be introduced to various concepts that you can expand and experiment with that can help you find and develop your own unique voice with your guitar playing.
Pedal notes can be played in many ways, and one of the easiest concepts Henning demonstrates is moving the pedal tone to the downbeat or the offbeat in a series of notes.
Also discussed with this section are various ways the notes can be played, be that with down picking, alternate picking, or played entirely with pull-offs and hammer-ons.
In classic Henning fashion, you’ll get a glimpse at a very famous rock riff that uses this exact concept to cut your teeth on.
You don’t have to alternate pedal tones after each note played in a sequence… in fact, getting crazy is part of the process!
Another great concept Henning will familiarize you with is playing double or triple pedal notes in a note-picking sequence.
This will fire up your creative juices as it’ll show how you can incorporate motifs and other melodic ideas you may have and combine them within pedal tones.
If you thought pedal tones could only be played in a simplistic fashion or on one string… you’re in for a very pleasant surprise with this section!
Henning shows how you can create entire melodic passages by moving a single note within a series of three, four, and even five pedal note shapes. Sounds cool, huh?
You’ll immediately understand how you can adapt this to your own style and spice up your pedal tone licks.
You’ll conquer the ultra-simplistic approach to pedal tones, multiple different ways of picking and playing pedal tones, but you’ll also see how you can incorporate pedal tones in arpeggios.
This concept will prove to be a great way for you expand upon your pedal tone skills and create even more interesting, unique, and melodic phrases!
Henning has been playing guitar for over 30 years. He has produced a ton of albums, most of which he played guitar on. He graduated from Berklee College of Music with honors (summa cum laude) and studied Arranging and Sound Design.
He’s worked for 6 years in Los Angeles as a producer and jingle writer before moving back to Germany to continue as a producer before turning to his current adventures on YouTube. His own releases cover a wide range of styles, but he is best known for his progressive rock and metal work on albums from Frameshift (with James LaBrie and Sebastian Bach), Chain, Roswell Six (Steve Walsh from Kansas, Sass Jordan, Michael Sadler), Psychic for Radio, Shadow’s Mignon and Henning Pauly.
After moving back to Germany in 2006 he started teaching guitar full time and gained 10 years of experience by teaching students from beginners to advanced levels. Many of his students went on to become professional musicians.
Not at all! Included with the course is a PDF file of all the sequences and examples played so that you can follow along easily.
Nope! The included PDF is in guitar tab format—so no need to know how to read music at all.
Absolutely not. All the concepts taught in this course are completely beginner-friendly and can be ramped up in difficulty and speed as you practice and become better at guitar. You can go at it completely at your own pace and, more than anything, this course is designed to help kickstart your creative riff juices.
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