Ayla Tesler-Mabe: Minor Pentatonic Magic

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Ayla Tesler-Mabe is back, and in this video lesson she breaks down her approach to guitar solos and improvisation, and it all boils down to the minor pentatonic scale. And for good reason -- many guitarists have made entire careers out of the minor pentatonic scale.

But for a scale that only consists of five notes (‘penta’ meaning five, ‘tonic’ = tone), how can you make the most of it? You add in a little *magic*.

By the end of this lesson, you’ll know the standard pentatonic scale “box”, and how to break out of it by moving up the fretboard. Ayla also demonstrates you how to throw in a little minor pentatonic *magic* by infusing a few additional notes like major thirds & sharp fourths, among others.

The lesson is a great launching point to begin exploring the endless possibilities for improvising on the guitar.

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