I'm hoping someone can help me, i've been playing guitar for a while and mostly kept myself confined to chords/rythm, but now I want to explore some lead styles to add to my skills.
So I began with some scales - I don't really read music or study theory, so I know my chords mainly by shape - and the same with scales, I know the 'shape' of a basic major scale using open strings and 2nd/3rd/4th fret (I don't even know what key thats in, but hey!).
I also know a basic pentatonic shape (on 5-8, 5-7, 5-7, 5-7, 5-8, 5-8) which I know is A Minor because I looked it up, so that I could play along with one of my favourite songs.
I seem to have run out of notes however, once i'm on the 8th fret on the last string, I want to go a bit higher to add some more variation, but I don't know where to take it / which notes are right, and I can't seem to find a resource online (that doesn't want to charge me at least) to just tell me how to continue the scale i'm playing in different positions.
Can anyone show me a good resource, or offer me handy tips on how to work it all out? Thanks!