How to Improvise a Guitar Solo Over Despacito by Luis Fonsi Using The Pentatonic Scale

How to Improvise a Guitar Solo Over Despacito by Luis Fonsi Using The Pentatonic Scale

Learn how to improvise a guitar solo over Despacito by Luis Fonsi using only the pentatonic scales and sound AWESOME! Let’s take a look at these chord progressions from Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” based in the minor key. The  chords used are the Imin, IIImaj, VImaj, and VIImaj. These are hugely popular chords when writing in a minor key. In this song they create an infectious groove that that never wavers. It goes to show you, keep it simple son! In this lesson I’ll show you how to improvise a guitar solo around the 7th fret using 3 different pentatonic shapes (1 shape works double shift as major & minor). Switching scale shapes like this will really bring out the sound of the chord progressions in your solo. Good luck & let me know if you have any questions.

How to Improvise a Guitar Solo Over Maggot Brain by Funkadelic Using The Pentatonic Scale

How to Improvise a Guitar Solo Over Maggot Brain by Funkadelic Using The Pentatonic Scale

Learn how to improvise a guitar solo over Maggot Brain by Funkadelic using only the pentatonic scales and sound AWESOME! Let’s take a look at this chord progressions from Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain” based in the minor key. The  chords used are the Imin, Vmin, VImaj, and VIImaj. Typically the V chord in a minor key is made major to enhance the resolution back to the Imin chord. The guys in Funkadelic chose to leave it as a minor chord, probably to make soloing over the progression easier without the need to switch scales over that chord. In this lesson I’ll show you how to improvise a guitar solo around the 12th fret using 3 different pentatonic shapes (1 shape works double shift as major & minor). Switching scale shapes like this will really bring out the sound of the chord progressions in your solo. Good luck & tear it up!

How to Improvise a Guitar Solo Over Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young Using The Pentatonic Scale

How to Improvise a Guitar Solo Over Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young Using The Pentatonic Scale

Learn how to improvise a guitar solo over Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young using only the pentatonic scales and sound AWESOME! Let’s take a look at these chord progressions from Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl”, based around the primary chords with a diatonic minor chord, and a flat seven major chord thrown in. The primary chords are the 1, 4, and 5 […]