Improvisation for beginners

Andy | April 24, 2013

Improvisation for Beginners: The Open E minor pentatonic scale

This month, Andy is going to introduce you to the art of improvisation. This particular session introduces you to the E minor pentatonic scale in the open position.


This particular session introduces you to the E minor pentatonic scale in the open position i.e. using the open strings wherever possible, and demonstrates the notes you can use to enable you to begin your improvisation journey. A level of scale knowledge is essential when learning how to improvise.

We have had bucket loads of requests on this topic, which is why we have decided to produce a whole series of improvisation lessons, starting with this overview.

There is also a downloadable backing track for you to jam along with, so you can experiment with playing notes over the top, at your own pace.

Next time, we will be using the same backing track to show you some techniques and lick suggestions you can use, that will enable you to start building up your improvisation tool kit. Hope you enjoy.

The notes of the Em Pentatonic Images from Guitar Toolkit App

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Backing Track

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