How To Learn To Improvise with Minor Pentatonic Scales (Book 2) by Buster Birch

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The Blues Scale (Minor Pentatonic) and the Major Pentatonic Scales on the Guitar

Be sure to visit to download the tablature and MP3 Jam track for this lesson. This lesson gives a brief overview of the major and minor pentatonic scales on the guitar, which are (in my opinion) the only 2 scales you really need to know well. You can play just about anything with these 2 scales (in fact, they're the only scales I know!). I give some examples using each scale and explain how the major pentatonic scale is the happier sounding scale, versus the minor pentatonic scale which is more sad (also referred to as the blues scale). Be sure to download the tablature and MP3 jam track for this lesson to practice these!

The Circle of Fifths - How to Actually Use It

Support me on Patreon: The circle of fifths is easy to learn, but what to do with it can be confusing. I'll show you a quick way to memorize it, and then ways to use it for things like chord building and key changes. Also check out the follow up lesson about using the circle of fifths with minor keys:

Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale

Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale, using audience participation, at the event "Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus". Watch the full program here: Original Program Date: June 12, 2009 The World Science Festival gathers great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that allows a broad general audience to engage with scientific discoveries. Our mission is to cultivate a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for all the latest from WSF. Visit our Website: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on twitter:

Play Jazz with Just Six Chords - Gateway to Jazz Guitar Preview of Gateway to Jazz Guitar video. Glen Rose explains and demonstrates the most common, hip and useful jazz progression that is used in jazz. Order the e-book and complete video lesson at

Guitar Lesson - Lead Guitar Solos - Major Pentatonic Scale - Relative Minor/Major Concept

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Savvy Interactive Music Publishing are pleased to present the “How To Learn To Improvise” series by award winning jazz educator Buster Birch. Drawing on his years of experience teaching improvisation to adult learners, school children and music conservatoire students he presents a simple step by step guide to developing the skills required for improvising. Offering clear instruction and a logical pathway these interactive digital books include many practical exercises with notation and audio play-along files at different tempos embedded directly in to the book. 

Available worldwide now on Apple Books for Concert Pitch, Bass Clef, Bb and Eb instruments.

More like an app than a book, this new technology changes the way students learn and makes their practice time more efficient.

This series of interactive digital books offers teachers a tried and tested method to teach improvisation and get great results.

"Highly recommended for players new to improvising and looking for an engaging way to get started with this component of Jazz vocabulary.” Nick Smart - Head of Jazz, Royal Academy of Music, London.

“This is a great resource, both for beginners and more advanced students... Buster arranges this in a way that introduces ideas logically and slowly, and yet still allows for creativity and invention in their application.  The interactive elements are extremely helpful and allow lots of play and practice!” Liam Noble - Professor of Jazz Piano at Birmingham Conservatoire & Trinity College of Music.

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Or use the links below to jump straight to Apple Books where you can download a free sample or purchase the full version of Book 2 in the series...

Concert Pitch version

Bass Clef version

Bb Pitch version

Eb Pitch version

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