Came across this video today and then John Mayer’s Youtube Channel.
If you are an advance lead player there are some really great pieces of advice here.
If your just starting your guitar journey sit back and take in what you can and enjoy
a master blues player.
So combining what you would normally play as the E shape minor pent with 6th string 8th fret root, with a G shape minor pent between frets 5 and 8 (ignore the double 3b !!) as shown in my quick cobbled diagram! Or I am making this too simple ?
Edit : yes I know he is throwing in embellishments but this is the framework ?
Nailed it Toby that’s exactly what he is doing. I don’t if John is capable of playing slow.
He’s using both the G shape and E shape for both Major and Minor pentatonic.
I use them both for Major pent but mostly E and D shape for minor pent.
When I get home I’ll have to give the G shape minor pent a go and see how it fits under
Just want to make sure I’m understanding this correctly - it sounds like most of the video he’s talking about taking advantage of what I learned (and what Justin taught) as pattern 5 of the minor pentatonic/blues scale. I think he is talking about playing the minor pentatonic scale in the place where most people only think of the major - is that right?
perfect, thank you. recently during my blues practice I’ve tried to force myself to only play out of specific patterns - for example only play licks in pattern 5 for this round of the 12 bar and then go somewhere else, and I’ve found that that sort of restriction has helped with my phrasing and note choices a lot. good to see someone who actually knows what they’re doing also thinks it’s important to make sure that you know where the scale is everywhere on the fretboard