How to Use Open Chord-Based Pentatonic Scales to Improvise a Folksy Solo

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How to Use Open Chord-Based Pentatonic Scales to Improvise a Folksy Solo

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Format: Sibelius digital score with tabs & standard notation

This lesson grew out of my study of Dave Rawlings' endless tasteful fill playing. He has this magical ability to just float through the changes of the song, without ever overplaying, and yet never really doing any sort of repetitive pattern. Thinking about this led me to Clarence White and Jerry Garcia, both influences on Rawlings. They too, have this ability.

What I observed about them is that they are all very comfortable with their open position pentatonic scales, and this is something us more rock-ish players tend to neglect. So, I composed a little solo that goes through some interesting changes as a way to work with this idea.

The principle is simple: On your major chords, you can use a major pentatonic with an added b3rd, and on your minor chords, you can use a minor pentatonic with an added b5th. It's a quite a guitar life hack!

For my video lesson on this, click here: https://youtu.be/FfcJqdc_CT8

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