Here are 5 major pentatonic sounding licks with a gospel sounding flavour to them (think amazing grace). They are all played in 3/4 time ( 3 beats to the bar )
The first 3 licks are played over this chord progression, however the last 2 licks are simply played over the E chord or what we call the 1 chord.
This is a classic I IV V progression – ( see diatonic harmony and the nashville number system if you are confused by this terminology)
The chord shapes are all played in open E tuning – the fingerings and TABs are included