Learn to supercharge your blues solos by seamlessly switching between major and minor pentatonic scales

All of the greatest blues and rock guitarists - players such as T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Albert King, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan - have routinely incorporated into their solos the seamless switching between parallel minor and major pentatonic scales, meaning those based on the same root note in a given key. This is especially useful when playing over a blues progression and switching from the I (one) chord to the IV (four) and back.

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Andy Aledort

Guitar World Associate Editor Andy Aledort is recognized worldwide for his vast contributions to guitar instruction, via his many best-selling instructional DVDs, transcription books and online lessons. Andy is a regular contributor to Guitar World and Truefire, and has toured with Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers, as well as participating in several Jimi Hendrix Tribute Tours.