Pentatonic Poetry: #3 The A Minor Scale

Pentatonic Poetry is a free video guitar lesson series by Tobias Hurwitz. For more free lessons from this series, be sure to subscribe.

In this free guitar lesson we continue building our lead guitar skills by adding the Natural Minor Scale. We’ll use an easy one string fingering technique which teaches the scale and breaks us out of the box at the same time! The Natural Minor Scale has a truly accessible melodic quality that can be heard on iconic riffs like Randy Rhoades’s intro to “Crazy Train” and the tasty guitar hook in The Cure’s “Love Song,” to name a few.

This guitar lesson also covers the intervallic structure of the scale and demonstrates several cool licks that use it! Be sure to take advantage of the written example and the inspiring “Pentatonic Poetry” backing track! Enjoy!

Backing Track & Chart

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The A Minor Scale

About Tobias Hurwitz:
tobias-hurwitzOver the years Hurwitz has taught countless players everything from classic rock and metal to blues, jazz, fingerstyle, slide, funk, reggae and more.

Tobias was named Baltimore’s Best Guitar Teacher by The City Paper and Best Guitarist in the Mid-Atlantic by The Music Monthly. He is a music professor at Hagerstown Community College where he offers private guitar and bass lessons and runs The Electronic Ensemble. Learn more >>