Watch the Angus Young online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Kings of Tone
In this solo the main scale we are working with is the pentatonic, both major and minor. This mixing of the two scales is a must for any self respecting rocker. It's important to know that this mixing of the scales will not work over a minor chord progression because it contains the natural 3rd which is not a very pleasant sounding note on a minor chord. We can also mix in the b5, also known as the blue note. That gives us a very interesting scale, E, F#, G, G#, A, Bb, B, C#, D. This is often called the altered blues scale.