With the index at the second fret we play E and A power chords, so this is a great position for riffing! In E minor pentatonic this will be “Box Two” and in A minor pentatonic we’ll have “Box Four”. We can move the pattern up a whole step from A to play the same notes in B minor.
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This is super fun, and doing it is going to give you something that you really want, it will give you an amazing sense of accomplishment, it will amaze any audience and will become something awesome that you can practice any time of day.
Okay, let's get right into it. This week's exercise is simple. You're going to spend time every day doing nothing but improvising on an open position E-minor scale with absolutely no accompaniment. But this won't be noodling around. You'll actually be playing a solo improvisation.
I've decided to put together a series here on a method that will help you to truly master improvisation on the guitar. I spoke a bit about this method in a previous e-mail and it seemed like it was a subject a lot of you are especially interested in. It's possible I might make a lesson or course on this method later, but this series will be entirely free.
Just learning a few simple arpeggios and how to use them can make a huge difference in your musicianship and confidence on your instrument. Get started for free with this lesson from "Arpeggios for Rock Guitar"!