Now it’s your turn to try your hand at it, using the patterns and techniques we’ve discussed thus far. Take some risks and don’t fear mistakes. The more you try the better you’ll get – and the more fun you’ll have!

Here are a few riffs for the minor pentatonic scale. Now that you know the scale, start experimenting! One of the most rewarding parts of playing guitar is that you can create your own stuff with the tools you’ve been given. Begin thinking musically rather than technically and you’ll be surprised at what you can do.

We should start feeling more and more confident in finding which chords to play using our Major Scale. If we’re wanting to play the blues in the key of G, we simply start the Major Scale on the G note of the E-string (the 3rd fret), then identify where the 1st, 4th, and 5th degrees are: there you have it – the root notes for your main 3 chords.