Watch the Major & Minor Pentatonic online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from CAGED Cracked

Need some serious rut-busting ideas? Dig in and spend a week or two just on the approaches discussed in this lesson.

The first part of this lesson explains situations where the pentatonic scale "flips" from minor to major. This is related to a second system that we'll refer to as the "EDCAG" system for minor forms.

The EDCAG system of minor forms connects very naturally to the major forms that comprise the CAGED system. We'll use a Bmin/A/D progression to illustrate how to connect the dots between the two systems and construct rhythmic and melodic ideas in position.

Jam Track: Bmin A D Progression