Pentatonic Picking Exercise – (Hammer-ons & Pull-offs) – Lesson 22 Brian Haner Sr. In this lesson we show some simple Pentatonic picking exercises. Syn’s Tips Like Papa Gates says, play it as slow as you can play it perfectly! Start taking these patterns you'll start learning and create licks out of them. Practice these licks to the backing tracks provided in the lesson content menu. If you have any questions, ask them in the "Lesson Comments" section below where we can all help you!