Watch the Playing In Position: Major Pentatonic online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from Power Play: Dominant

Your first exercise is to play your major pentatonic scale shapes in position over the first sequence of chord changes. 8 measures each of G7-Bb7-Db7-E7 respectively. Improvise a solo for each key staying in position on the fretboard. The sequence will repeat four times. This should be ample time for you to explore the four shapes in the position you choose to work in first.

Take a break and then prepare yourself to play in the next fretboard position. You can call this position 2 or Solo Workout 2 if you’d like. These will all be new shapes for each new key. Now play through the complete sequence of changes again in your new fretboard location. Your assignment is to repeat the process moving through all five positions of the major pentatonic scale shapes in position each time. An extra challenge for those of you who can play all of your major pentatonic scale shapes - shift to the next location on the fretboard after one sequence of four key changes. This means by the end of the full track you'll have played in four different fretboard locations! That’s quite a workout!