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!