An Introduction To The Minor Pentatonic Scale

An Introduction To The Minor Pentatonic Scale

Learn the essentials of the minor pentatonic scale; the foundation of blues lead guitar


An Introduction To The Minor Pentatonic Scale

If you want to play lead blues guitar, learning the minor pentatonic scale is the best place to start.

The minor pentatonic scale is by far the most commonly occurring scale in blues and blues rock music.

It has been used to craft a huge number of famous riffs and guitar solos, and was – and continues to be – used extensively by some of the most notable blues and blues rock guitarists of all time.

Understanding and being able to play the scale will help you to learn your favourite songs, move all over the fretboard and start improvising.

It is a fundamental first step in your blues guitar journey.

What you will learn:


To kick things off we will run through what the minor pentatonic scale is, and why it is so important in the blues


In this first lesson you will learn the first shape of the minor pentatonic scale – the most widely used scale shape in the blues


Here we will cover the second shape of the scale – used extensively by guitarists like Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan


In this lesson we will tackle the third shape of the minor pentatonic – one which is often underutilised but rich with potential


Moving on, we will cover the fourth and most challenging shape of the minor pentatonic scale


In this lesson you will learn the fifth and final shape of the minor pentatonic scale. You can now play the most important scale in the blues!


Now that you know how to play the 5 shapes of the scale, we can look at how they fit together across the fretboard so that you can play and improvise freely


In the final lesson of this course, you will learn what happens outside of these 5 shapes, and how you can use them to navigate across the entire neck of your guitar

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Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons