#1
I learned the five positions of the pentonic scale, but how do I use it to make riffs/solos and what do i need to learn next.
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#2
There are many other scales, the choice is yours.

Try not to get into the habbit of thinking of scales as 'positions'. This will help long term. For instance now you know the Pentatonic scale (major or minor, or both?) try playing each note in the scale using the entire neck and not just within the 'position' that you have learnt.

You now know a whole load of notes that sound good together, so try playing different combinations of those notes, all along the neck, adding slides, bends etc etc and see what sounds good.
#3
Quote by SLASHfan01
I learned the five positions of the pentonic scale, but how do I use it to make riffs/solos and what do i need to learn next.


Just using those 5 notes and only those notes you can begin to start making
some decent solos.

The first thing you need to do is break out of the linear ascending & descending
mindset that you've had practicing the scales. Play around with it. Study licks
by others using the pent scale.

On my dmusic site I have a recording of a simple A blues backing track. Another
track uses that and I do a simple solo over it. That solo uses ONLY the notes
of A pentatonic minor in the first position. That may help you get started.
#4
edg, does the a pentatonic minor start on the A of the low E string?
Then go to 8, then to 5 of the next string, then to 7 and to 7 on the nexttwo strings
then from 5 to 8 on the highest two?
#5
Quote by guitarpunk21
edg, does the a pentatonic minor start on the A of the low E string?
Then go to 8, then to 5 of the next string, then to 7 and to 7 on the nexttwo strings
then from 5 to 8 on the highest two?


Yep. That's A pent minor. 1st pos.

5 - 8
5 - 8
5 - 7
5 - 7
5 - 7
5 - 8