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Minor Pentatonic Scale - Blues Standard
The most common way to start soloing asap is thru the use of the Minor Pentatonic scale. It's a 5 note scale and easy to play.
Here's the standard A Minor Pentatonic Scale - the root note or key of the scale can be found on the 5th fret on the low E-string. In this case the key of A.
Guitar Chart Diagram - A Minor Pentatonic
Guitar Pentatonic Scale A Minor 12 frets
Guitar Pentatonic Scale A Minor
A common blues progression to practice this scale and sound over would be A D E. This is also known as the 1 4 5 progression. You see it written down a lot using Roman numerals - I IV V.
You can add some "Blues" notes to this scale to spice it up, which is dealt with in our Blues Guitar Scale But the next step after that is the key!