The Minor Pentatonic Scale: Key to Soloing Heaven
Mini Lessons / October 26, 2016

Share This: ┬áThe Minor Pentatonic Scale The minor pentatonic scale is THE most important scale you can learn as a guitar player. It is the most used scale in rock and blues and even in genres like jazz. Almost every solo you could possibly hear in popular rock and metal songs are made from parts of the Minor Pentatonic Scale. Van Halen, Zakk Wylde, Kirk Hammett, you name him and he knows the pentatonic scale. Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix, arguably one of the most popular rock songs ever, uses the pentatonic scale in its riffs and solos. This is a pretty simple scale that anybody who has been playing guitar for at least a month can learn. I won’t be getting too in depth with the music theory of these, because as I’ve said in my “Should I learn Music Theory“, you shouldn’t bother with it as a beginner. This is a pretty simple concept.This picture is showing you from the bottom to the top what notes to play. At the top of the picture is the skinny high E string and at the bottom is the top of the guitar fret board, or the low E string. Don’t…