When I first started learning to play lead, I did like many people do and memorized the first pentatonic box shape in Am, I probably was worse than the average guitar newbie, I didn’t even know what a “root note” was. I obviously didn’t know the fretboard notes and thought any amount of theory was best left for physicists.
Am Pentatonic is A C D E G, the 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 of the A natural minor scale… What the $#&^* does this mean?
Turns out theory isn’t too bad, at least when you’re testing the waters, getting your toes wet – My post here outlines some very basic understandings of the makings of the Pentatonic Am. Still I wouldn’t make any wild claim that I know much about theory, my knowledge is still very limited but if you’re anything like I was, you’d appreciate reading this post.