Watch the Study 2: Latin Groove online guitar lesson by Carl Verheyen from S.W.A.T Improvisation

The pentatonic scale, used exclusively in this performance, is one of the most usable scales available to us. Besides being a bluesy 5 note scale that is the source of many great rock riffs, it has an open quality about it due to the two different minor 3rd intervals (between the root and the minor 3rd and between the 5th and the flat 7th).