Watch the Going Down online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from 30 Beginner Fingerstyle Blues Licks You MUST Know

Where would we be without the pentatonic scale? As one of the few Greek words in my vocabulary, I really treasure the word "pentatonic". Five notes. Everyone says all you need is three chords and the truth, but for fingerstyle blues, it's more like five notes and your thumb. We're going to see a lot of our friend the pentatonic scale in this course, most often in open position. (Shout from the gallery of fingerstyle pickers: "Where it belongs!")