Teaching Corner | Davide Pannozzo

Using different Pentatonic Scales over a Min7 Chord

Hello guys,

today I'm going to talk about how to play over a Min7 chord using different Pentatonic Scales. 

Obviously, when we see a Min7 chord we might think to play a couple of sounding great solutions like:

1) Minor Pentatonic on the Root

2) Doric Scale on the Root.


That's fine! But what about considering to play the extensions of the chord?
What if we decided to play the 9th, 11th, 13th even if those intervals are not played in the chord? We can do that!!

How to play "All Your Love"

Hello everybody,
I decided to answer to some requests on my Facebook page, writing a new blog post explaining my approach on some of the Blues Standards that I like to play!
Today I'm going to talk you about my rendition of the famous "All Your Love (I Miss Loving)" by Otis Rush. 

How to mix Pentatonic Minor & Major

Hello everybody,

​This week I'm going to show you how to mix pentatonic minor and major with a trick that you'll find very interesting!

Click here to watch the video.

If you like to learn other tools and new scales to use on your improvisations take a look at my new course "Scale Concepts for Modern Blues Guitar"



Pentatonic Modes

Hello everyone,

for the next four weeks, I decided to reply to the questions I often get through the social or via email and to create a few specific Free Lessons!

This week I'm going to talk about Pentatonic Mode and how to use them on the fretboard.

Click below to see the video.

Dominant Seventh Pentatonic Scale


I thought to write a blog post to recap the scale we talked about in the 3° Masterclass di Blues Moderno ONLINE:  The Dominant Seventh Pentatonic.

If you lost the live streaming, you can see it joining the free class here: 


Using Pentatonic Scale over Maj7 chords

Hello guys,

today I'd like to talk about the Pentatonic Scale and its use over Maj7 chords.

The Maj7 chord is not much used in the classic Blues music, but it is in Motown, Soul, R&B and Jazz. In those genres, we have a lot of examples of players who are using Pentatonic Scale to give to their playing that kind of bluesy flavor that made them famous. Just think about George Benson or Kenny Burrel! Love them!

"Slow Blues" from the first chapter of GUITARlab Vol. 2

To thank everybody for your kind support, after one week from the releasing of GUITARlab Vol. 2 - Comping The Modern Blues, here it is the first chapter available to you for FREE: "Slow Blues"! 


The preface of the chapter:

The new GUITARlab is now LIVE!

The big news here: the new GUITARlab vol.2, Comping The Modern Blues is now available! 

After the first volume, reserved entirely to improvisation, I decided to dedicate this second one to the comping, an inexhaustible and often unexplored universe. Here too, you will need to understand this manual as a place from which to get ideas. GUITARLab was in fact created by this assumption and is designed to help you to find your voice, build your style, provide interesting ideas to create new phrases or comping lines.

How to play over the I IV change



Welcome to a new lesson! After the last on "How to play The Modern Blues" now I'm going to show you how to play over the I-IV change, giving it an altered sound.

Playing the Modern Blues

Hello everyone,

Today we're going to learn how to apply some simple harmonic concepts to our playing over the Blues form.
You may have been using the pentatonic scales over three chords so far, and there's nothing wrong with that. Many guitar players that made history have used that.

But now the question is: how to play the same tools in a different way to underline the changes, be more efficient over them and sounds more modern? 

Let's try some options: