Guthrie talks about scales!
Watch This Video
Guthrie Govan – Scales
Having been taught by Guthrie for three years I know how this man can play anything, literally, anything. If the 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.
Take it all the way!
Guthrie’s example use the Em pentatonic shape and the Em Dorian shape.
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 five shapes.
Should you want to start with Dorian, as Guthrie plays in the video, go to the Dorian mode for all exercises.