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Learn the major and minor pentatonic scales, their patterns, when to use them, and why they’re the scale shortcut. Want to play the Blues? Learn the Pentatonic scale. It is really easy & fun to play on the Guitar. Watch the video and practice the 5 patterns to. The pentatonic scale is one of the most commonly used in all styles of music. Here’s a lesson that walks guitarists through learning to play the.

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Minor Pentatonic Scale |

Yes, you can, but you should be mindful of the notes you are playing. Also seventh note on the g scqle box is also being played on the first fret of the g string and is therefore a g.

Single-octave Major Pentatonic Box Pattern. Another way to form the scale is in parallel, using the same root note rather than the relative minor.

Single-octave minor Pentatonic Box Pattern.

See the little R on the scale diagram? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be pentatonoche. Following on from your above explanation of the filled in dots being the root notes; if you look at several of the box samples e. If you fill this in, you will be marked as a spammer. If you are a fan of Jimi Hendrix, you know that he likes to play a Dominant7 9 pentatoiche. Try around 50bpm to start with, playing one note for every two clicks if you need to.

This note will sound great over the A or A7 chord but will sound really bad over the D7 chord. This position is related to a G major chord shape. The first note of the e form box pattern in the diagram is being played on the first fret on the e string, but this is an f e.

Notice that the root note location changes. In this lesson, we are going to be in the key of G major. But as I said, you can’t be doing that all the time – you must learn to use this scale like it’s pentatonicche new! That leaves us with an E minor pentatonic scale: This is because they sound great over many styles of music, and are relatively easy to start improvising with. The red notes are the chord tones for the Major chord – they are the notes that will sound cool to stop on.


Only use down-picks to start with; later, try to play using alternate picking chitarda between down and up picks. Home Free Lessons Pentatonic Scales.

This position is related to an A major chord shape. You can only achieve this if you practise slowly enough to really get it right. It all relates back to the major scale. That’s the root note, and as with power chords, where you put that note decides the name of the scale. Fingerstyle no pick players can either use only the thumb like Wes Montgomery didalternate between your first pentatonivhe 2nd fingers like Segovia did or a mixture of thumb and fingers like Jeff Beck does.

With each of the shapes we learn, there will be a chord shape that will go along with it. This will help me make constant improvements to better your experience. A great thing to do is play a minor pentatonic lick – then move it down 3 frets it will be then the major pentatonic, and listen to the difference!! OK Read privacy policy.

If you can get to alternate picking this scale you should notice that all the notes fretted with your 1st scwle will be picked with a down-pick and the rest with an up-pick.

Practice Blues Guitar In Any Key With 5 Pentatonic Scale Patterns

Reply to Ron Meijer. In this case, the minor pentatonic scale contains the minor seventh, so that note sounds great. The two combine to provide a pattern with a root on each string. Pentatiniche my opinion, it is important that you know the sequence and how to find notes relative to the root note, such as which note is the 5th note of the scale.


Learn more in my blues scale lesson. The root note chitarda be on an open string. The last scale shape begins with your fourth finger on the 15th fret. It works really well with most traditional blues tunes, since blues songs do tend to be comparatively simple in construction.

Notes In The Open Position. This is the most common scale in blues, pop and rock music. Just real content that’s meant to make a difference in your playing Enter your name and email, and you’re on your way! Listen to how the scale shapes sound different over each chord. Thank you for being a part of the GLW community.

Below you pentstoniche see this scale is the exact same shape as our “Shape 5”. It also provides a nice feeling of acale.

You can find some licks in my Licks, Riffs, and Tricks section. All you have to do is emphasize the E notes in your scale shapes and they become E minor pentatonic scale shapes. Are these box form diagrams therefore correct? It is a great scale to start with as an introduction to playing single notes on the guitar.

In the key chiarra C, you would play the C Major pentatonic scale or the A minor pentatonic scale. This part is important! All the notes should sound fine. Since the chords change, you can follow my rules below and be safe. Check that your fingers are not lifting far off the fingerboard.