Watch the Straight Up - Solo online guitar lesson by Jeff Scheetz from Rock Solid

I am always telling you about interchanging pentatonic scales with the modal scales, and also about trying to keep it interesting so you don't bore yourself or your listeners.
For a simple chord progression like this one we can play very open and melodic, but we also have a great opportunity to throw a curve or two in here by doing some larger interval playing. When a progression is slow and open, sometimes playing with larger intervals (more like a sax player would) will really hit the sweet spot.