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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Now, remembering that by transposing the identical pattern up and down the neck gives you different keys, shifting the A Minor Pentatonic shape which starts on the fifth fret up a tone will give you B Minor, D Major very handy!

Major Pentatonic Scale |

Filled-in notes are root notes. That’s the root note, and as with power chords, where you put that note decides the name of the scale. Watch this video to understand more:. This is the most chtarra scale in blues, pop and rock music.

There was an error submitting your subscription. In a major key, play the major pentatonic scale and its relative minor interchangably.

Pentatonic Scales

You can use all the same shapes you’ve already learned for pentatoinche G major pentatonic scale. There is such a thing as thumb pick too which many fingerstyle players use that works like a pick check out Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel. Work on emphasizing the root notes chitarea each chord with each shape. If you need more information, you can find it in my lesson on chord diagrams, fretboard patterns, and rhythm charts. Thank you for your question.


I just told you that you can use the same patterns, but the difference is where they start.

Once you know the pentatonic scales, you are ready to play the blues. You’ll get free content that is exclusive to my newsletter subscribers! Yay, keep me informed! Dominant chords have a major third and a minor seventh b7.

Home Free Lessons Pentatonic Scales. The Pentatonic scale is about as straightforward a scale as you can get. The only difference is the location of the root scwle, which have changed from all the G notes to all the E notes.

You can also incorporate pentatoiche blues licks. That leaves us with an E minor pentatonic scale: The main reason is because Pentatonic scales are easy.

Practice Blues Guitar In Any Key: 5 Pentatonic Scale Patterns

Later on you can mix it up with the Minor Pentatonic to great effect too! Easy Open Suspended Chords.

When you learn it play it very slowly and get every note sounding clear.

Only use down-picks to start with; later, try to play using alternate picking alternating between down and up picks. If you know your relative minor scales, A is the relative minor peentatoniche C.


One Minute Changes Stage 7. There is a major pentatonic scale and a minor pentatonic scale. The root note can be on an open string. Watch this video to understand more: The scale shape can be played on any fret, and the scale gets its name from the note under the R root note. Please note that this is Pattern 5! The next scale shape will start with your fourth finger on the 10th fret of the 6th string.

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Don’t feel like you need to do this with all five scale shapes at once. Another way to form the scale is in parallel, using the same root note rather than the relative minor. You may not know right now, but let me know when you do! Click here to see how your donation will help the site! We use this field to detect spam bots. So spend a bit of time with it and get it right.