Guy playing A minor pentatonic scale on a rock guitar.

Deep Dive: The A Minor Pentatonic Scale

The A minor pentatonic scale is one of the most widely used guitar scales of all, particularly in the blues genre. In this lesson we’ll take a deep dive into the scale and explore some examples of its many uses.

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Pentatonic scale extensions, guy playing guitar
Adapting licks to scale positions
3 notes per string major scale
Playing pentatonic scales up and down the neck
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