Our Pentatonic journey continues as we now explore jamming in any major or minor key. Armed with this knowledge you can play along to millions of youtube backing tacks from Rock, Metal, Ambient ballad or whatever other genre you’re into right now. What’s cool about getting to this point is that you’ll be able to jam over music that changes key, giving you fresh and exciting sounds to explore. So, if you’re getting sick of the A Minor pentatonic scale and want to start getting a bit fancy, today’s lesson is just for you.
Let’s take things to the next level! If you want to shred pentatonic scales all over the fretboard you’re going to need more places to play them. We’ll add in another pattern and learn a few new moves! To top it all off… there’s another epic solo for you to sink your teeth into. Grab your guitar and let’s begin.
From Pink Floyd to Metallica, John Mayer to AC/DC, Pentatonic scales are the backbone of some of the most iconic guitar solos ever written. I am truly excited to begin a series on this and I invite you to follow along with me.
Pentatonic scales are an integral part of any modern guitarists inventory when it comes to playing lead solos, riffs and improvising. So much music (and rock in particular) really exploits the power of pentatonic scales.
If you want to be a proficient lead guitarist or a decent improviser you really need to master these scales!
For centuries the battle between the forces of tab and standard music notation have raged on, with many combatants on both sides fighting for their cause.
OK, perhaps a little dramatic. But, for those of you who have played guitar for a little while, you’ve probably come across the age old debate between the benefits of tab and traditional music notation. Or, more likely, you’re someone who has maybe dabbled in reading music, discovered tab and then never looked back and can happily play what ever song you feel like – at least most of the time. Good for you!
But, have you ever truly thought about the pro’s and con’s of these two systems?
Let me guess… you’re busy? You have a job. You might have kids. You might have a long commute to work. You might always have study to do. Whatever it is, I bet you have a reason why it’s hard to practice regularly. Well, let’s see if we can sort this issue out so you can move forward.
Have you been playing guitar for a while? Have you got a few songs or parts of songs up your sleeve? Have you ever experienced the joy of playing guitar for other people? Let’s take a moment to think about this.