Unit 2: Minor & Major

In our second section of the course we will be diving deeper into the combination of the minor and major pentatonic scales, and how B.B.King uses them. The main idea behind this theory is that when you are playing over a dominant chord progression (7th chords) you can use both the major and minor pentatonic shapes. The minor pentatonic highlights the flattened 7th in the dominant chord whilst the major pentatonic highlights the major 3rd in the dominant chord.

This is a skill that takes a bit of getting used to, but by gradually building up your knowledge, and using amazing B.B.King licks to support the theory, we’ll have you using this theory in your own soloing in no time. The best way to improve these skills is to try them out in different keys. Click here to check out the Materials Section below to access backing tracks to practice your new licks over some different blues progressions!

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