Breaking out of the Minor Pentatonic Scale

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons UPDATED Aug 26, 2021

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When you think of the guitar, it feels like there’s a lot to learn. Music theory and understanding which notes go where will come with time, but to make things easier, you can think of the minor pentatonic scale.

And so you don’t get stuck improvising within the same pentatonic scale all the time, you can add colors to your guitar scales that help you break out of the box AND help you understand the basics of music theory. By infusing additional notes, you will anchor your ability to improvise freely.

The scales discussed in this video are available for you to download so you can follow along. Hopefully, this lesson is a good launching point for you to add little nuances to your playing. And don’t forget that even though music theory is important, it’s more important that you feel what you’re playing as opposed to understanding why it sounds good.

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