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 standing between you and rock guitar stardom.
Add in some spicy bends, some slippery slides, and 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 expand your musical horizons and deepen your skills by moving past the minor pentatonic, one note at a time! (more…)