NeverLost Pentatonic Part 2: Tips and Tricks


  1. Billy Burns

    Love the vids. I downloaded the pdf. When we subtract the 12. I'm assuming we take off on the neverlost at the the 1st root note per the sheet on the 1st fan blade? Thank you.

  2. Chameleon Sky

    This method is great but once again he's only talking about MINOR pentatonics. He's not telling you that MAJOR pentatonics have a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT pattern. He never explains how to change the Neverlost pattern for MAJOR keys. Example: With Neverlost being applied to G MINOR starting on 3rd fret low E string we go: 3rd fret to 6th fret of the low E string. Then we go 3rd fret and 5th fret on the A string. Then we go 3rd fret and 5th fret on the D string. So our fingering pattern was 1-4, 1-3, 1-3.

    Now try applying Neverlost to G MAJOR from the 3rd fret of the low E string. No longer can you go 1-4 fingering pattern because G MAJOR goes from 3rd fret low E to 5th fret low E. Then 2nd fret and 5th fret A string. Then 2nd fret and 5th fret D string. So G major pattern is 1-3, 1-4, 1-4 where as the MINOR pentatonic pattern was 1-4, 1-3, 1-3.

    I understand relative minors but that doesn't help when you're trying to apply a fingering pattern. So you might tell me "If you want to get to G major, just play E minor pentatonic but start on your 2nd note in the scale after the root" and that's fine BUT once you start on the G note to play in G major, the Neverlost pattern of 1-4, 1-3, 1-3 is no longer applied.

    So the helpful tip: Do not confuse MINOR pentatonics with MAJOR pentatonics. 🙂

  3. michael leonard Rondeau

    thank you very much you are a genius I totally understand your message I can't wait to see the other videos once again thank you very much.

  4. Joshua Marks

    The most amazing thing is that there are ZERO negative comments! 100% adulation commentary is pretty impressive!

  5. Luc Verhoeven

    Very good Ian, thanks a lot. This years long acoustic finger picker is going to jam like a mofo soon. By the way, at 3:27 why do you choose to go for a reversed form 1, and not a form 3? Wouldn't that also be possible?

  6. Chris Revelle

    I play a lot but just started playing some lead. The neverlost pentatonic scale lesson has given me more in one lesson than I have out of any other pentatonc lessons I have taken combined. Thank you thank yo thank you.

  7. Gregory Rutchik

    What are you guys doing to strengthen your fingers? I am moving really slow across the neck and wonder what folks do to improve speed and agility?

  8. Guran111

    thanks alot for all your tips and for showing this. i was soo stuckt but now i understand it more how i can move on and be a better guitarplayer. so many thanks 🙂

  9. Walter White

    "Well how do you use this pentatonic?"
    I don't know why but I can't stop laughing when he said "to be honest, I have no idea"

  10. Darren P

    So. Good. I can't express enough thanks for unlocking this linkage – makes it very clear!

  11. Rico Balest

    great lessons, love that you get down to the logic and how it all connects it really makes sense. I was stuck for so long. thank you.

  12. Pako Bourne

    Woow, excelente clase, gracias por los tips!… una abrazo larga vida para el maestro

  13. gary cheng

    You have gamed this! Thank you so so so much for sharing this incredible insight!

  14. TheSalmuse7

    Thanks again Stich, your lessons are so enjoyable, love your teaching method, interspersed with your little Stich isms, additionally entertaining.

  15. Brian Barr

    ok! Thanks again. I actually GET this! I will be very busy this summer.

  16. Bob Damato

    Anchoring on the root note is one of the best approaches to the Pentatonic scale, really simple and it works all the time.
    Thanks for sharing this video!

  17. N Zink

    Thanks Stich for the Never Lost instructions. I am a relative newbie and am enjoying the practice. Thanks again.

  18. Rick Kohn

    Dude. You're a great teacher. Watched tons of videos about linking the pentatonic patterns. You by far have explained it the best. I have always strayed very little from the first pentatonic pattern when soloing and now I'm all over the fretboard. Best buck and a half I've ever spent. Thank you.

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