I am already pretty good in using the minor and major pentatonic scales to solo. I also learned CAGED for minor/major chords on the fret-board. The issue is, I am struggling to make meaningful music when chord-chasing because of the limited possibilities the pentatonic patterns offer. I love the way this guy sounds but it seems like he's using a lot more notes than are in the pentatonic patterns to achieve that "flamenco" style.
I guess my real question is, is it necessary to learn the full major/minor patterns on the fret-board to advance playing?