While keyboard players typically begin their scale studies with C Major, guitarists should consider starting out with the A minor pentatonic scale. Justin Sandercoe offers an excellent introduction to a scale that is used the world over in all different kinds of music.
In America, this scale is most closely identified with the blues. It also forms the basis for two other scales: the Blues Scale and the Dorian Mode. These next two lessons use these scales to provide an introduction to blues lead guitar.
Blues Lead Guitar #1 – Basics