The diatonic scales are 7 note patterns that in a sense are extensions of the pentatonic patterns. They require a bit more work to learn than the pentatonic scales but are well worth the investment to avoid ‘pentamania’ where lead guitar starts sounding ‘samey’ and predictable.
At some point a guitar player usually becomes interested in learning scales after open chords and barre chords have been learned. Playing licks and improvising solos is no doubt one of the most exciting things that can be done on a guitar – for both the player and the audience. In this article I am going to present the workhorse of scales for many guitarists – the pentatonic scales.
When I traveled recently through Utah, I came across a diner with some wooden bull's heads on the wall. I scribbled their basic layout in my notebook as an inspiration for my own version of it.It is very easy to build this wall decoration. You can built it in any size (mine is approx. 1m/3feet from horn tip to horn tip) and use any material. I took old scrap wood for my version, but cardboard would surely look very nice.