How To Improvise On Guitar

How To Improvise On Guitar

Learning to improvise on the guitar is one of the hardest things to get your head round as a beginner guitarist. However, this lesson with help you to start getting to grips with a few of the techniques needed to create a great guitar solo!

Based on a crucial guitar scale, the minor pentatonic, Mark will take us through how to play it. Indeed, the minor pentatonic is one of the most important things for you to learn in guitar, with almost every rock guitar song you have ever heard being based around it from I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor by Arctic Monkeys to So What by Pink!

Here is the lesson tab included below*:

Pentatonic scale

Have a listen to how Foo Fighters' guitarists Dave Grohl and Chris Shiflett use the minor pentatonic when improvising before ripping into My Hero in the video below! Start the video at 41.17:

*If you don't know how to read tab guitar music, check out this page!

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