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Pentatonic Scales in Rock

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In this tutorial we're going to explore one of the most common sounds in rock soloing, by stripping the minor scale that you learned in the previous tutorial down to just 5 notes. These notes together form what's called the minor pentatonic scale - "penta" meaning 5.

When you improvise with these 5 notes it has a universal sound that has been used in everything from blues to jazz to metal; today we're going to explore the sound of pentatonic scales in a rock context. Let's get started!