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Watch the C Minor Pentatonic online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: Big Blues & Beyond

In this lesson we will restrict our tonal frameworks to the C minor pentatonic scale 6th string root form in eighth position.

The minor pentatonic scale degrees: 1, b3, 4, 5, and b7. Notice how it can be viewed as the blues scale without a #4(b5). This scale falls into a two notes-per-string layout which clearly defines a "low" and "high" side (in terms of pitch) border in the 8th fret (low side) and the 10th and 11th frets (the high side).

In this lesson you will learn how to play double-stops within this scale form. I'll discuss fingering options and you'll hear some examples of me playing where I blended double-stops with single note soloing. I'll give you tips on vibrato and slurs when playing double-stops.