Tom Serb

Tom Serb is a Chicago area guitarist who has been making music professionally since 1978. Over the course of the past twenty-five years he has managed to amuse himself by teaching, writing, performing, producing and composing. He is the author of Music Theory for Guitarists (NoteBoat, Inc., 2003), and a frequent contributor to the Guitar Noise forums.

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  1. Matt Fleming
    April 13th, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    Great thing about pentatonic scales is the mileage you can get out of one pattern. One technique I like is to consider the notes of the minor pentatonic scale are the I-III-IV-V-VII of the Dorian mode. So if I am playing an Am pentatonic box pattern I can also play the same pattern up a whole step and up a perfect 5th, or Bm pentatonic and Em pentatonic over the same Am chord. They all contain the notes of A Dorian which is the same as G major. Nice way to add color and tensions to the blues. Great site by the way, lots of good info.