If you’re anything like me – and probably 99% of all other aspiring lead guitarists – you started off jamming with pentatonic scales, specifically the minor pentatonic scale.
It was exciting to learn that only five notes, played in some relatively easy fingerings, were necessary to turn you into a rock guitar superstar. Add in some spicy bends and some slippery slides, and top it off with a few lightning-quick hammer-ons and pull-offs, and you’re in the land of Hendrix, Page and Clapton, not to mention Gibbons, Young, Beck, Knopfler and many more!
But after a while, even the most pentatonic-lovin’ lead guitarist starts to yearn for some new sounds and some new ways to navigate chord changes that are a bit more sophisticated than the same…old…five…notes. I get it.
And that’s why I’ve gathered you all here today. Let’s take a comprehensive look at moving past the minor pentatonic, one note at a time! Continue reading “Moving Past Minor Pentatonic, One Note at a Time” »