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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The figure below shows two diagonal major pentatonic patterns.

The black dots are the root notes of the pattern. You’re already subscribed to the GLW newsletter. It’s an easy way to check that you are doing it right! As an Minor Pentatonic it is Pattern 1 – but now the root note has changed, the chord tones are different and you have to use it a different way! I’d be happy to help! Listen to how the scale shapes sound different over each chord.

Stage 7 Practice Schedule. Learn this scale well and you will chitxrra it for the rest of your guitar playing days! In practice, many people include it. This is why cgitarra scales are so popular.

All the notes should sound fine. This is used to solo over a Blues or a song in the key of A minor, and we will be learning a Bar Blues in the key of A very soon, so practise this scale now so you are ready to jam when we get to that.


This position is related to a G major chord shape. The D7 cord contains the note C, so the C Sharp really clashes with it, and not in a cool way.

Pentatonic Scales

So one of the things that you need to scald out is what notes sound cool over what chords – and you do that by listening. Take it one shape at a time until you feel like you’re really getting the hang of it. One Minute Changes Stage 7.

In the case of the E minor pentatonic box, the first fret of the pattern should be the open strings or the 12th fret if you want to play an octave up. In 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. I am honored and excited to help you accomplish your guitar goals! OK Read privacy policy.

In this case, it’s an E major chord shape. You can use both major and minor pentatonic scales, but once again, be cautious of the minor third when playing the minor pentatonic scale. I hope you enjoy my free lessons and materials.

This scale is awesome for learning to improvise blues lead guitar over a Bar blues sequence, which is coming up in Stage 8. This pentatonniche help me make constant improvements to better your experience. Make sure you only pick one note at a time. I intend to bring you value every pentatomiche I send you something.


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The single-octave patterns can be linked to produce two cgitarra patterns, each repeated three times. You can also incorporate some blues licks. This note can clash, but you can bend the minor third up a half step to a major third, which is a common tactic by blues guitarists. Songs for Intermediate Foundation 5. Thank you for your question. Similarly, the G major box pattern, should be rooted on the open 3rd string or 12th fret of the 3rd string.

Some people claim that you can play the C minor pentatonic scale for a bluesy sound.

You remember all about root notes right? To form the scales in parallel, you can take the major scale and use the formulas in the table below.

When you get to bpm, cut it down and do two picks for each metronome click at 80bpm and slowly work up the tempo. Play the notes in the order shown opposite.

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