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A Minor Pentatonic Scale With Free Jam Track

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The A minor pentatonic scale is easily the most popular scale to learn for improvising on the guitar.

You’ll learn how to play the basic A minor pentatonic scale step-by-step. And I’ll show you a fun way to practice it so that it becomes natural.

Then you’ll learn a lick you can use with the scale  for improvising.

For even more fun you can download a free jam track to play along with.

Free Jam Track

Play Or Download the Jam Track below.

Free Scale Fingering Diagram 

Download the A Minor Pentatonic Scale Fingering Diagram

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Tomas Michaud

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Tomas Michaud is an American born guitarist and music educator with a French Canadian heritage. He first developed the Starland Guitar System in 1982 when his 9 year old daughter asked him to teach her guitar. Since then he’s founded the Starland School of Music in the SF Bay Area, and

When he's not making guitar instruction videos or creating more music to record (currently 7 CDs including Beauty and Fire) he's riding his bike along the beach with his dog Marco Polo or traveling to interesting places with his lovely wife Pui.
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  1. So if this is the 12 bar blues, do I ever adjust what scale I’m using or do I use the A minor Pentatonic through the whole thing? I assume the backing track is playing the A7 for the first 4 measures, then D7 for two, then A7 for two, then E7, D7, A7, E7 (these 7th chords are all minors I guess). Thank you for your video!

    Phil smith

    January 25, 2018

    • HI Phil… Good question. You do play the one scale (A minor pentatonic) throughout the entire progression. It works! Try it out. I am using the A7, D7 and E7 chords. They are not minor, but rather what’s called dominant 7th chords (major with a 7th note added). Go figure 🙂 – Tomas

      Tomas Michaud

      January 30, 2018

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