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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You will notice that the notes are not the same because only the relative minor pentatonic scale has the same notes. It’s an easy way to check that you are doing it right!

In the key of C, you would play the C Major pentatonic scale or the A minor pentatonic scale. Reply to Ron Meijer. For example, if you use the Chotarra Major Pentatonic Scale, the matching minor pentatonic scale is the A minor pentatonic scale. The pentatonic scale is a five note scale.

Pentatonic Scales | Guitar Lesson World

You can use both major and minor pentatonic scales, but once again, be cautious of the minor third when playing the minor pentatonic scale. Try around 50bpm to start with, playing one note for every two clicks if you need to. If you are a fan of Jimi Hendrix, you know that he likes to play a Dominant7 9 chord.

Songs for Intermediate Foundation 5. That’s the root note, and as with power chords, where you put that note decides the name of the scale. Similarly, the G major box pattern, should be rooted on the open 3rd string or 12th fret of the 3rd string. You’re already subscribed to the GLW newsletter.


We are going to learn the scale in the key of A, so, the A minor pentatonic scale.

If you have a question, just send an email using my contact page. I’ve included a Jam Track that you can download at the top of the page.

The scale we’re about to learn is used loads in country, blues chotarra rock. You must place the root note on the proper note rather than assuming the fret number of the box pattern. How to play the 9th, 11th, and 13th Chords.

This position is related to a C major chord chitagra. Filled-in notes are root notes. To turn our G major scale into a G major pentatonic scale, we just have to remove the 4th and 7th scale degrees.

When you get to bpm, cut it down and do two picks for each metronome click at 80bpm and slowly work up the tempo. Take it one shape at a time until chitarrq feel like you’re really getting the hang of it.

The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes

The next scale shape will start with your scae finger on the 10th fret of the 6th string. The reason we learn scales is that they are groups of notes that sound really good together that we can use to make up solos as in lead guitar and melodies. Now, remembering that by transposing the identical pattern up and down the neck gives you different keys, shifting the A Minor Xhitarra shape which starts on the fifth fret up a tone will give you B Minor, D Major very handy!


Can you pick out the major chords associated with the forms? Since the chords change, you can follow my rules below and be safe. Fingerstyle no pick players can either use only the thumb like Wes Montgomery didalternate between your first and 2nd fingers like Segovia did or a mixture of thumb and fingers like Jeff Beck does.

I highly recommend that you check out my 12 bar blues lesson to start improvising.

Practice Blues Guitar In Any Key: 5 Pentatonic Scale Patterns

This part is important! The second scale shape will start with your second finger on the 5th fret of our 6th string. In a major key, play the major pentatonic scale and its relative minor interchangably.

This will help me make constant improvements to better your experience. Intermediate Rhythm Guitar 5. For the fourth scale shape you’ll start with your second finger on the 10th fret. In this case, it’s an E major chord shape. It just adds one note.

Once again, bending the minor third up to the major third is a nice bluesy sound. Home Free Lessons Pentatonic Scales. The 9 is enharmonically the same as a minor third b3. Single-octave Major Pentatonic Box Pattern.