Using Dynamics in a Rock Blues Lead Guitar Lesson – Using Only 5 Notes – EP335

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In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a rock, blues lead using only the 5 notes of the minor pentatonic scale. Played over a reggae style jam track.


  1. Nice B

  2. Love how you explain why it works , and show how it visually fits together. Brilliant job.

  3. Sounds more like a reggae

  4. Well ima go head and listen to that intro 12 more times… nice!

  5. Canadian in the UK

    I am using my VOX VT20X it has a Tremolo pedal which can adjust, going through their 60's Fender Blackface amp head and their Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9 i guess it's a Kemper on a budget LOLOL it's cool sound love it,

  6. Wish you had played an ES 335 for Ep 335! 😉 Nice sounding lesson!

  7. OMG. The A minor barre chord shape is pattern 4! That's a huge breakthrough! That deserved a……"if you remember nothing else from this lesson……"

  8. Raphaël Sdrigotti

    I meant share not shear !

  9. Raphaël Sdrigotti

    Hi Brian, I'm a frenchman from Marseille, I've been following you for years. I'm following others. But you're, by far, the best ! Your "courses" are clear and simple to understand. Thanks for kindly shearing with us your knowledge.

  10. Someone’s enjoying there new axe. Sounds great Brian!! You always manage to keep it fresh. You are a YT legend !

  11. I heard a good bit of J.J.Cale in this great bit…

  12. Thanks Brian. Excellent info, as always.

  13. Man that meteora is beautiful

  14. Ah…..ala Johnny Marr. He’d love this. He’s huge with Sus chords!

  15. This is a great lead! Perfect spacey sound to go with that Jetsons guitar!

  16. The Mindful Guitarist

    Oh my gosh, a Meteora out in the wild! I love those guitars, and I'm SO happy to see a lesson on dynamics in soloing. Love the concept behind the lesson and your playing/tone in the intro is cool too

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