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 lesson Rob talks about using the minor pentatonic scale to move through a ii-V-I progression commonly associated with jazz. Playing a root position minor pentatonic scale off of the root of the ii chord, then moving up in half steps. Achieving an altered sound over the V chord, exploring concepts of tension and resolution. Jamming with the rhythm guitar and practicing in different keys.