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Watch the E Major Pentatonic online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Slide Guitar Power

One of your primary goals should be to learn and understand all of the standard scales for soloing within the tuning structure of open E (as well as all of the open tunings). The language of blues soloing often is constructed from a combination of minor and major pentatonic (five-tone) scales, so let's now get acquainted with E major pentatonic as played in the open E tuning incorporating the open strings. Again, fret conventionally first and then learn and practice the patterns using the slide. The following examples demonstrate the beauty of E major pentatonic in conjunction with open strings when using the slide.