Lick of the Week – Peace Sells

Last week, we showed you how you can use the minor pentatonic scale to play the solo of Knockin’ on Heavens Door. This week’s lick is going to be more challenging.

Lick of the Week

This week, we show you how Dave Mustaine from Megadeth uses the 5th pentatonic mode for one of his solos in Peace Sells.

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During the first two measures the melody slowly ascends within the pentatonic scale. In the third measure Dave plays a fast pattern that is based on sixteenth notes. Therefore, he uses the La pentatonic shape on the 12th fret. The last measure ends with a bend on the 15th fret. This is actually surprising as the bend already starts at the end of measure 3.

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Helmut Kirisits
Guitar Teacher & Musicologist