Pentatonic Boxes That Don’t Suck

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Any guitarist who’s ever played pentatonic boxes—and that would be just about every one of us—knows the danger that lurks within. 

Pentatonic boxes, while useful and convenient, can become a trap in which you repeat the same or similar phrases in the same position time and time again. 

In this video, Sean Daniel introduces a way to use boxes so that you don’t get trapped within them. He introduces four boxes and then strings them together with chords, giving you a more expansive view of the fretboard and a way in which to navigate it.

Take a look, and when you’re done, visit Sean’s YouTube channel for more of his great instructional videos, many of which we regularly feature here.