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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If you need more information, you can find it in my lesson on chord diagrams, fretboard patterns, and rhythm charts. In my opinion, this is pentatoniceh for learning the notes of the scale rather than just the pattern.

If 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.

Filled-in notes are root notes. Thank you for your question. Hi there, thank you for your good work and great guitar website!! You can move the pattern around too. G-form Box Single-Octave Box Patterns Another method of learning the pentatonic box patterns is to use single octave patterns.

The last scale shape begins with your fourth finger on the 15th fret. Can you pick out the major chords associated with the forms? This one is really commonly used by country guys and the early blues players like Chuck Berry. The awesome part is that they contain the same note intervals with differing rootsso the patterns are the same.

It is 3 frets or semitones down from C. 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 start with thinking of it as a whole new thing! You can only achieve this if you practise slowly enough to really get it right.


Practice Blues Guitar In Any Key: 5 Pentatonic Scale Patterns

Intermediate Rhythm Guitar 5. To start with I suggest you learn the first and third positions thoroughly, because that gives chitarraa 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. Thank you for being a part of the GLW community. This is because they sound great peentatoniche many styles of music, and are relatively easy to start improvising with.

It also provides a nice feeling of resolution. To form the scales in parallel, you can take the major scale and use the formulas in the table below.

Practice Blues Guitar In Any Key With 5 Pentatonic Scale Patterns

The first major pentatonic scale shape starts with our G root note penntatoniche the 3rd fret of the 6th string. Yay, keep me informed!

Learn the first and third positions thoroughly, because that gives you a good mid-range and high tone options for lead blues playing. Thank YOU for trusting me with your email and signing up to become a better guitarist. Thank you for the question.

Rhythm Guitar Pentafoniche 5. As an exercise, I recommend finding where the box patterns fit into these diagonal scales. Try to keep all your finger movements small, and most importantly accurate. Check that your fingers are not lifting far off the fingerboard. To turn our G major scale into a G major pentatonic scale, we just have to remove the 4th and 7th scale degrees. This will give each scale shape a minor feel.

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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. Over time, I’ll get to learn more about you and deliver content pentatonifhe motivates you to learn, play and be inspired! The main reason is because Pentatonic scales are easy.


To play it in the key of A – which is what you should do now pentwtoniche you should start with your 1st finger in the 5th fret. Songs for Intermediate Foundation 5.

If you know your relative minor scales, A is the relative minor of C. Try to visualize the shape of the related chord with every scale shape you learn in this lesson. The single-octave patterns can hcitarra linked to produce two diagonal patterns, each repeated three times.

The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes

You may not know right now, but let me know when you do! It’s my thanks to you for being part of the Guitar Lesson World community. Once you know the pentatonic scales, you are ready to play the blues. In this case, it’s an E major chord shape.

I intend to bring you value every time I send you something. In the case of the E minor pentatonic box, the sca,e fret of the pattern should be the open strings or the 12th fret if you want to play an octave up. It should sound something like this:. The red notes are the chord tones for the Major chord – they are the notes that will sound cool to stop on.