I’m not sure how else to put it… but most of us learn the “boxes” of the pentatonic/blues scale in a way that… isn’t actually all that useful to us in the heat of battle (during an actual solo.)
It’s not our fault, it’s how we have to learn them at first. But the problem lies in the fact that, once we get past the first box/pattern, most of us don’t focus on root notes and learn how to use the boxes as scales.
In most cases, they are little more than finger exercises at that point!
Of course, there is a better way. It’ll seem really confusing at first because I’m asking you to look at things differently.
You’re not learning anything new, the 5 boxes never change, the only thing that will EVER have to change is how you look at them…
… think about that for a minute, because it’s very powerful.
Grab your guitar, and follow along with me and you’ll (hopefully) see what I mean fairly quickly.
Filmed Live, pardon the few seconds in the beginning… skip ahead 20 seconds or so to get to the meat of it.
Here’s the Blues Scale Trainer Tool