Root note patterns of the minor scale positions

Root Note Patterns of the Minor Scale Positions

In the lesson Navigating Major Scale Positions on Guitar by Using the Root Note, we learned how to use the root note of the major scale as an anchor point to move between scale positions on the guitar. In this lesson, we take a look at the root note patterns of the minor scale positions.

Navigating major scale positions by root note
Guy playing the harmonic minor scale on guitar

The Harmonic Minor Scale

The harmonic minor scale. A staple in classical music and a fan favorite of the neoclassical shredders, it’s sinister sound catches the ear.

Guy playing minor pentatonic scale

5 Positions of the Minor Pentatonic Scale

Like its major counterpart, the minor pentatonic scale is a highly popular scale due to its versatility and playability. A staple in blues music, this scale brings moodiness and tension that creates that familiar blues feel, particular when played over major/dominant chords.

5 Slash licks to connect scale patterns Image by: Andreas Lawen, Fotandi

5 Stylish Slash Licks to Connect Scale Patterns

Slash is one of my favorite guitar players and the person who inspired me to pick up the guitar when I was 14 years old. His bluesy hard rock licks accentuated with epic bends have created a rock legend with a style all of his own.