The 5-Minute Lesson: Warming Up with Minor Pentatonic Scales
Learn to connect the five minor pentatonic scale positions with this video featuring Ron Jackson. The pentatonic scale is common rock, blues and jazz. The pentatonic scale is composed of five notes: I, b3, 4, 5, 7 (the scale tones found in the A minor pentatonic scale used in the demo are A C D E G). Explore the variations within the scale by trying different combinations of the scale tones.
Ron Jackson is a master jazz guitarist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator who’s played with Taj Mahal, Jimmy McGriff, Randy Weston, Ron Carter, and many others. He is a guitar instructor at Jazz at Lincoln Center and a regular contributor to Acoustic Guitar magazine.
5-Minute Lesson is a series of brief, insightful videos with tips on warm-up exercises, practice tips, gig preparation and other useful topics for guitarists.