Beyond the Pentatonic Scale by TrueFire Educator Rob Garland is a free lesson series that will help you break free of the pentatonic prison, blurring the lines between musical genres. Be sure to subscribe for more lessons and check out Rob’s online classroom, Guitar Babylon.

In this video Rob demonstrates treating a static minor chord as the ii chord from a major key and uses minor pentatonic scales built from the root notes of the ii-iii-vi chords to improvise. An explanation of how the notes of each scale relate to the chord. Example licks moving the same phrasing idea between the 3 scales, then moving freely between them. Transposing this concept and also how to apply this idea to a major chord.