Blues Guitar Lesson: The Minor Pentatonic Scale

If you are wanting to play blues guitar or rock guitar then you must learn how to play the minor pentatonic scale. In this blues guitar lesson I’ll show you exactly how to play it.

This is the most used scale in rock music period. The minor pentatonic scale has been used for decades by countless guitarists. Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Angus Young, Steve Vai, Albert Lee, John Frusciante, Billy Joe Armstrong and many others have one thing in common. They all use the minor pentatonic scale.

If it hasn’t occurred to you by now, you MUST learn this scale to play lead guitar.
Here it is in the Key of A in it’s most popular form.

free blues guitar tab

There are many popular licks you can play that come directly from this scale.  Practice this scale everyday, making sure you go downstroke, then upstroke with the pick.  Memorizing this scale and practicing it regularly, will launch your playing into new levels.  No lead guitar lesson would be complete without a thorough examination of the minor pentatonic scale.

I have created a course about how to play blues guitar using the minor pentatonic scale. Check out Blues Guitar Method 1.

John W Tuggle
John W Tuggle

I love teaching the blues and have created numerous training courses and lessons to learn how to play like BB King, Clapton, Duane Allman, and more. Get Started Now

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