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Go back and learn the major scale. Then add the blues note to your pent scales. Then, once you understand how modes work, you will have an endless range of possibilities at your finger tips.
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where to next...
Sing; sing the notes as you play them, then sing them without playing them. Then sing the notes first and find them on the strings.
Skip around; don't just play them bottom to top and top to bottom. Try to make melodies (either singing or playing, but mostly singing), and play those melodies.
Music is about melody, not just scales/modes/technique.
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I agree with Mr. Jonesey, then--learn the major scale next. And doing the kind of ear training that DemoEtc. is talking about is important, too.
After that, learn some arpeggios. Chords, scales, and arpeggios are your building blocks for making any type of music.
Whenever you're working on a complicated task like learning a scale, I think it's good to get to know it well before moving on to another scale. So pick one, and really work at it--playing it back and forth, sequencing it, and using it to play melodies and improvise. Once you've really got it in your blood, move on to the next scale or finger pattern. Otherwise, you end up with a bunch of patterns you've memorized, but no way to turn them into music.
Are you improvising with the pentatonic, or did you just learn it? Can you play it in every key, and know the I IV V notes of the key? Improvising would be a great place to go from where you are, unless you are already, for me, the guitar wasn't truly fun until I started improving.
I have to agree with Taso. Once you start improvising it really does open up a lot of possibilities and its great fun too.
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