The minor pentatonic scale is one of the most important scales to learn on guitar. It is used extensively in blues, rock, metal, country and jazz guitar playing – in fact it’s hard to play almost anything without it. It’s a great way for beginners to start learning how to play lead guitar solos. The scale shape is quick and easy to learn and it is a scale you will use all through your career as a guitar player. Millions of great guitar licks and solos have been played using this simple 5 note scale we call the minor pentatonic.
Here’s a breakdown of what you learn in this video:
0:21 Why the minor pentatonic scale is a great place to start when you want to learn how to play guitar solos and licks and how to improvise.
0:42 How to play the A minor pentatonic scale shape. Complete with description and fingering guidelines.
2:12 Check out myother videos to learn how to put the scale into other keys and how to convert it into another essential scale: the blues scale.