Matt Mills: pentatonic practice with modern guitars

The first pattern is an E pentatonic scale with the tapping finger on the high E string on the 15th fret. This is one way to actually sweep pick the scale smoothly without too much alternate picking action.

The second and third examples are repetitive licks that can be played in bigger groupings, while still using the arpeggio tapping finger on the 15th fret. The ideas presented are ascending and descending, but they can be played in many combinations. Using a metronome, always practice the patterns with the slowest speed possible and then gradually increase speed.

E pentatonic practice