Guthrie Govan is an old tutor and colleague of mine, at Bimm we worked along side each other.
During 2006 when I wrote the guitar manual for Bimm I designed the course around the pentatonic modes, for exactly the same reasons Guthrie speak about in this video. The course is still used in 2011.
Having been taught by Guthrie for three years I know how this man can play anything, literally, anything.
If guitar was a competition, Guthrie would win it!
In my opinion, Guthrie is the most accomplished guitarist and tutor around so it’s really nice to hear him saying how he choose the pentatonic modes when teaching scales these days.
What does this all mean?
If you take the pentatonic modes all the way you need to learn this in minor:
In major you need to learn this:
You need to learn this in all 5 shapes.
Should you want to start with Dorian, as Guthrie plays in the video, go to the Dorian mode for all exercises.
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