How to Improvise a Guitar Solo Over Perfect by Ed Sheeran Using The Pentatonic Scale

Learn how to improvise a guitar solo over Perfect by Ed Sheeran using only the pentatonic scales and sound AWESOME!

Let’s take a look at these chord progressions from Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” based around the primary chords with a diatonic minor chord thrown in. The primary chords are the 1, 4, and 5 chords from the diatonic key, and they make up the bulk on most songs that you will play. By throwing in the 6 minor chord Ed adds a bit of harmonic variation to the song, which he can use to enhance his melody lines and give him more note choices.

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 & let me know if you have any questions.


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