Watch the A Minor Pentatonic online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: Riff Generator

This lesson focuses on the A minor pentatonic scale as viewed on the fifth string. We will begin with trills involving the open A as a pedal tone. You will use all four fingers of your left hand thus balancing your hammer on and pull off technique. As you practice you will think letter name, scale degree, location on the fingerboard and pitch of each note you play. Your goal is to see the entire scale along the string axis and have the ability to play any of those notes in any combination.

We will also cover descending triplets with specific emphasis on the sequential components of the hammer on and pull off combinations used to execute these figures. Each lesson in this course is accompanied with specific color-coded diagrams to aid you in visualizing the information on the fingerboard.