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 second string. All the techniques presented in lessons one through four are applied to this string. One difference will be that we will not have an open string available as a pedal tone because the lowest available note on the second string is the flat three which occurs in the first fret.

Your fretting hand will be challenged by the three note groups that are presented in this lesson. They will be as follows: b3 4 5, 4 5 b7, 5 b7 1,b7 1 b3, and 1 b3 4. You will be forced to stretch as you use a one finger per note approach to play these figures. I'll also demonstrate bends and releases as another way of playing these three note groups.

Each lesson in this course is accompanied with specific color-coded diagrams to aid you in visualizing the information on the fingerboard.