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Play an Easy Guitar Solo with Just 2 Notes

In this lesson we continue our look at the major and minor pentatonic scales, however this lesson focuses on a very important intersection of those two scales. This "crossroads" that happens on the neck of the guitar is one of the most important spots on the neck to understand because it allows for lots of combinations of solos. In this lesson I don't show you note for note how to play any of these solos, but instead try to demonstrate how easy it is to create your own solos using this intersection of the major and minor pentatonic scales. Be sure to download the jam track for this lesson (below), it's an up-tempo blues in the key of A.

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Guitar Solo With Just 2 Notes


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    Posted by: brandonian on May 13, 2010

    I just registered here thus I’m not up to date on these lesson. Would you provide a link to the lesson preceding this one? You reference a couple of things that I’d like to review. Thanks!

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    Posted by: brandonian on May 13, 2010

    Nevermind my first comment. I found what I was looking for.

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    Posted by: Gr8tfulEd on May 13, 2010

    Okay. I’m impressed. Very cool. Keep it up!

  4. Posted by: Brian on May 15, 2010

    Welcome aboard brandonian - if you run into any issues or have questions let me know

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    Posted by: m4d on May 17, 2010

    just awesome :)

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    Posted by: Bioswami on June 20, 2010


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    Posted by: Amer on July 17, 2010

    Excellent lesson!

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    Posted by: Darnell on August 18, 2010

    Excellent lesson!  Would love see more 2 or 3 notes example videos.

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    Posted by: jamNchris on September 30, 2010

    very awsome stuff on here an u r pretty easy to follow along with i have played drums for about 19 years an i played gutiar for about 5 or 6 years but last year i didnt play at all or even pick a gutiar up for that matter but a few months ago i broke out one of my gutiars a fender strat. an put some new strings on it an started playing agen really got back into it fast i play alot of rock lead an a heavy rock rethem style riffs. an also have a mello side but when i found this site it open up a new door to blues an jazz for me iv downloaded a few of ur jam tracks an ben playin along with them i have ben givin the lead some of my owne touch on a rock stand point an also brought some blues out of me. // this site is cool keep up the good work an i will keep watchin :) /// u know it would be cool to be abel to download vids to thit site kinda like putting it on youtube so u could see the people learning this stuff an others can see an hear how people r playin to ur jam tracks ???

  10. Posted by: Kamaros on October 10, 2010

    Thank you for this excellent lesson :) This bit finally helped me to understand how to blend the major and minor pentatonic scales together. Keep the good stuff coming!

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    Posted by: scamp on January 3, 2011

    thankyou Brian you explain things simply and easy to oick uo on
    Colin Devon England

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    Posted by: FransP on January 7, 2011

    Great, Fantastisch, for me a new experience. just 2 notes.
    But: I think i am missing that experience or creativity to make a good solo. Is it passible that you (brian) can make som tabs with this notes. For example just make a tab from the notes you play on the video on major en minor notes.

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    Posted by: saffordj on January 21, 2011

    I have been playing for about 2 years now and just since I got my new IPOD and got your podcasts on ITUNES. The last three weeks I understand more and play better than the last 2 years. You are an awsome teacher and I will be following your videos and website for any new material from now on. Thanks so much.


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    Posted by: Ray C on February 18, 2011

    Very good lesson
    Ray C

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    Posted by: ineedagibson on February 21, 2011

    Thanks so much for these great lessons brian,you make it easier for me to learn keep up the good work.

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    Posted by: Fireburst on April 6, 2011

    Hey Brian
    This lesson is really cool - thanks.

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    Posted by: Albertadude on July 14, 2011

    This vid is awesome as well..any chance to see the picking patterns?.....

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    Posted by: Julien on July 15, 2011

    Absolutely one of the best online lessons ive ever seen. Your way to explain things
    Is very good. Keep it up!

  19. Posted by: mrbreeze55 on July 23, 2011


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