The Guitar Scale of Your Dreams (is HERE)

A lot of beginner guitar students hope and dream of one day being able to play a guitar solo. Is that You? Are you struggling to find a good shape or pattern on the neck that will help you with playing lead guitar? If that's so, then this guitar lesson will be fantastic! Let me introduce you to the, "Scale of Your Dreams"

To help my students with their quest in learning how to solo, I like to introduce a scale shape that even a total beginner can start into quickly. The scale I like to show them is a perfect fit to popular styles like Rock or Blues.

This neck pattern is very easy to remember on the guitar neck and it works fantastic for being able to quickly play over popular riffs in minor keys.


Our first shape is an outline of two rectangular boxes that organize notes from the Minor Pentatonic Scale. The scale tones include intervals of the Minor 3rd, Perfect 4th and P5th as well as the Minor 7th.

This shape is the first of two octaves of this pattern and when both regions are developed on the neck, they work great for Rock progressions, (or for any Minor Key jam). Here’s what this 1st pattern looks like, and how it’s played across the fingerboard…

NOTE: The "circled dots" are the roots. For example, if you lined up the circled dots on frets "7" and "9" you would have an "E Minor" style shape.


Next, let’s run through the upper octave of this shape. It’s located on the highest three strings. Keep in mind that these are all the same scale tones as our first shape, but they’re simply re-located up into the next higher register of the neck.


Now, it's time to apply these scale patterns into a key of “E” minor jam progression.

If you’re new to the whole idea of playing solos, try working at targeting into each ending phrase of your lead so that your resolutions either point toward the scales Root or to the scales 5th step.

In the case of our progression (from the key of “E” minor) our Root is “E” and our 5th step is the note of “B.” I’m going to jam over this riff right now and let you hear what this kind of chord tone targeting would sound like over an “E Minor” Jam-Track…


As you work further at developing these patterns you’ll also be able to start modifying them, so that they can work well over other keys and also for other music styles.

It really doesn’t matter what kind of music that you’re playing, as long as the chord harmony is from the color of a Minor key. As long as that’s the case, you’ll be able to use these shapes to be able to play over those kinds of chord changes.

The best part is that these shapes are easy to memorize on the neck and when you’re able to target your resolutions into the root notes and the scales 5th degree, your skill for phrasing melodic lines with them will start to feel easier and easier, (which also means that your solos will start sounding much better as you keep practicing). 

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