Funky Friday – A minor pentatonic lick – shape 1

Let’s put our A minor pentatonic shape into action. Once you are comfortable with the scale, you can try to use it in an improvisation. In this lesson, we will play a very simple lick based on the A minor pentatonic scale shape 1. Pay attention to your finger choices, for example, you don’t want to use your second finger on the 8th fret, first string – this is the space for our 4th finger.

You can practice this lick at a slower pace, just to get used to it. If you are a beginner, you may struggle playing it at full speed at first. Spend some time practicing it without a backing track, remember – pay attention to the quality of your notes. Apply it to different A minor backing tracks and you will be surprised how different it will “feel”.

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