Jam along to the chilled out track in E Minor. With plenty of time on each chord to try your scales and arpeggios this should get you playing some catchy licks!
This track is a nice pace and spends enough time on each chord to allow you to think about how the notes you're playing fit over the chords underneath. All the chords in this song are in the key of E Minor, meaning that a great place to start is E Minor Pentatonic. Here are the shapes in all postions:
If you'd like to stick with the pentatonic shapes but want to add a little bit of extra spice try adding in the flat 5th from the blues scale. This note is out of key so will add a lot of tension - just remember to resolve it by moving to a chord tone! Here's the E Minor blues scale in all positions:
If you feel like you always go back to Shape 1 try to force yourself to play in any of the other shapes, and try not to use Shape 1 at all. It will feel very strange at first, but you might just come up with some brand new licks!
All of the chords in this track are from the harmonised E Minor scale, which means the E Minor full scale will work over the top, but really make sure you're listening to how each note sounds over the underlying chords. A good habit to get into is to hear how one note has a different sound or feel over different chords. Here's the E Minor Scale in all positions:
Here is the chord progression for this track. Remember all the chords come from the key of E Minor:
| Em7 | C | Am7 | Em7 |
If you're ready to move away from scales and really want to highlight the chords you can play apreggios over each chord. Here are some options for you for the three chords in the song. Try them out and try to work them out in more positions!:
You've now completed and taken a huge step forwards in your guitar playing journey.
Feel free to bask in glory for a while, or go ahead and try another course if you're hungry for more.