How To Use Major & Minor Pentatonic Scales When Soloing (Example 2)

Example 2
Scale Used
Starting Fret
Starting Finger
Other Possible Chords To Use
A Major
1st Major Pentatonic
A, Bm, C#m, D, E, F#m

Example 2 is using an A major pentatonic scale and the backing chord is A major. This scale is exactly the same as the minor pentatonic but the only difference is the root notes. Once again as in the previous example you can play this riff over a different chord structure to give it an entirely new sound. The chords used in this example are A, D, F#m, E then finish on A. That makes this progression in the Key of A Major.

Scale Used: A Major Pentatonic, 1st Pattern Starts On 2th Fret
(Root Note 4th Finger 5th Fret)


Tabbed Riff


Audio Example Explanations

  1. Riff & Backing: Use this to get an idea on how the riff fits over a chord & rhythm.
  2. Backing Only: Use this to practise the riff once you start to get it flowing .
  3. Solo Only: Listen to the riff without the clutter of the backing instruments, or practise the chord progression along with it.
  4. Alternate Chords:Have a listen to the same solo played over a different chord structure, hear how dramatically the solo changes. The chords used in this example were A, Bm, C#m, D & E then finishing on F#m. This progression is in the key of A Major.

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