So my guitar teacher blew my mind.
I had always heard of the term but never learned it. So he taught me A Minor Pentatonic. He then showed how you can use it to improvise over songs. He used the backing track for i shot the sheriff and a led zeppelin song.
What amazed me was how you could even sound good just using two notes given the proper phrasing.
Okay so questions
What are the most common scales used in classic rock? Does it change for 80s metal?
When improvising are there guidelines or rules on where to go from one note to the next?
Are there certain terms that would be useful to google along with pentatonic scale? I seem to be coming up with a lot of sites describing five main shapes.
Re: Improvising, there's not rules per se, but there's suggestions on the stuff that works and methodologies you can follow, but I think people like Drew or Lee could probably break it down better than I can, since I meander and type like I talk