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Mixing the Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales Together

Lesson ID: A0065

In this guitar lesson I’ll teach you an easy way to switch back and forth between the major and minor pentatonic scales. This is one of the most important concepts of playing lead guitar and it is very common in country and bluegrass music. Developing this technique will add a whole new layer to your soloing!

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Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Lesson Overview
01:24 min Major and Minor Pentatonic Scale Comparison
03:48 min Easy Way to Mix Major and Minor Pentatonics
05:04 min Why Should You Switch Between These Scales?
05:40 min Make Your Solo Sound More “Country”
06:27 min More Improvising Tips

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Mark
Mark (@guest_248)
6 years ago

Amazing lesson! This really helped me out a bunch!

Clint B
Clint B (@guest_249)
6 years ago

Thanks man!!

NelsonJ45
NelsonJ45 (@guest_250)
6 years ago

Love it thanks Devin! Great tip. I’m going to work on this.

CountryPicker
CountryPicker (@guest_251)
6 years ago

Good stuff!

JRSounds
JRSounds (@guest_255)
6 years ago

Thanks!

Aytan Leibowitz
Aytan Leibowitz(@aytan72)
6 years ago

Thanks for breaking this down. The way you break it down makes it look so simple! Now, time to practice.

Nobird
Nobird (@guest_259)
6 years ago

Very helpful!

robert runninger
robert runninger(@robertrun4172)
6 years ago

a great help devin! thanks

uguryanc
uguryanc(@uguryancgmail-com)
5 years ago

thanx alot!!

kathyoregon62
kathyoregon62(@kathyoregon62gmail-com)
5 years ago

Excellent lesson and the backing track is a big help! Thank you.

J T
J T(@jtaylor1024gmail-com)
5 years ago

Really really great information. I can’t tell you how much this site has helped me move my abilities forward.

cassarta11
cassarta11(@cassarta11gmail-com)
4 years ago

Same scale shape : so i start major then go to minor. I got this. But i can obviously going from a one scale to another in a different shape … Right ? … Everything was understood.. Just the end …

cassarta11
cassarta11(@cassarta11gmail-com)
4 years ago
Reply to  Devin

It s ok , i went through other lessons explaining it so everything s gonna be alright ! Cheers

Jocelyn
Jocelyn(@jocelyn)
2 years ago

Good lesson Devin!

johnny S
johnny S(@jlselfincgmail-com)
2 years ago

This lesson is helpful, & makes sense.

jerseychicadee
jerseychicadee(@jerseychicadee)
2 years ago

This is what I needed to go along with my exercises!