Learn 5 classic jazz pentatonic scale patterns that you can apply to any As many guitarists begin playing rock, blues and pop music before. The scale we’re about to learn is used loads in country, blues and rock. It’s a little strange to get used to at first, because the patterns are the same as for the Mi.

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Foundation 5 Practice Schedule. Yay, keep me informed! Notice where the root note locations are, and use them to help you understand and remember each shape.

Pentatonio we take the notes in our major pentatonic scale, and start on the 6th scale degree of the major scale, you’ll be playing in the relative minor key. Click here to support the site – make a donation today!

Practice Blues Guitar In Any Key With 5 Pentatonic Scale Patterns

To start with I suggest you learn the first and third positions thoroughly, because that gives you a good mid-range and high tone options for lead blues playing which can transpose up okay a few keys without getting too far up the neck.

Tips to take your guitar playing from the Bedroom to the Stage. Reply to Ron Meijer. This will help me make constant improvements to better your experience.

Put on the pentwtonik track and solo for the full 5 minutes and just experiment. This is because they sound great over many styles of music, and are relatively easy to start improvising with.

Major Pentatonic Scale |

Listen to how the scale shapes sound different over each chord. This is especially true for the Minor Pentatonic scales being played over a minor key.


Don’t feel like you need to pentatonok this with all five scale shapes at once. Intermediate Rhythm Guitar 5. For the fourth scale shape you’ll start with your second finger on the 10th fret.

The D7 cord contains the note C, so the C Sharp really clashes with it, and not in a cool way.

Practice Blues Guitar In Any Key: 5 Pentatonic Scale Patterns

You remember all about root notes right? The main reason is because Pentatonic scales are easy. The first major pentatonic scale shape starts with our G root note on the 3rd fret of the 6th string.

Watch this video to understand more: This track is basically just four measures of the G major chord, followed by four measures pentatobik the E minor chord.

One Minute Changes F5. 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!! Later on you can mix it up with the Minor Pentatonic to great effect too!

The last scale shape begins with your fourth finger on the 15th fret. Basic Guitar Strumming Patterns.

Learn the first and pentattonik positions thoroughly, because that gives you a good mid-range and high tone options for lead blues playing. The more observant of you might notice that some of the extra notes are similar to those we used in our Blues Hybrid Scale. The red notes are the chord tones for the Major chord – they are the notes that will sound cool to stop on. Songs for Intermediate Foundation 5. This position is related to an Gitarrre major chord shape.


To turn our G major scale into a G major pentatonic scale, we just have to remove the 4th and 7th scale degrees.

The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes

Pentatonk the Pentatonic scale only has those five notes, not only are they always going to sound okay, but they work over every chord being used in that key. The only difference is the location of the root notes, which have changed from all the G notes to all the E notes. 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!

The pentatonic scale is a five note scale. We are using cookies like everybody else to give you the best experience. It’s a little strange to get used to at first, because the patterns are the same as for the Minor Pentatonic, but the root note is different!! Using the same approach, here is an even better trick. Play slow, cool solos so you can hear how well the notes fit. Watch this video to understand more:. The Pentatonic scale is about as straightforward a scale as you gitarrw get.

You really have to treat this as a new scale to start with – sure there are some minor pentatonic licks you can sneak in there later, but much better to pentatlnik with thinking of it as pentatonok whole new thing!