This time, the electric guitar great goes deep on pentatonic scales.
EJ begins by stating his early interest in pentatonics was sparked by the five-note scale’s use in the blues.
From there, he says, “I got a little more into it with John McLaughlin where he would play different pentatonics over different roots.”
Johnson then demonstrates how, when playing an E chord, you can lay not only an E pentatonic scale over it, but also F#, G#, B and C# pentatonic scales in order to achieve different colors and sounds.
Taking this idea a step further, Johnson then shows how you can “hinge” these various scales together into a single idea.
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