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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The pentatonic scale is a five note scale. Pentatoonik always, technique first and let speed develop naturally. In this lesson, we are going to be in the key of G major.

To turn our G major scale into a G major pentatonic scale, we just have to remove the 4th and 7th scale degrees. This position is related to a C major chord shape.

Because 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. Reply to Ron Meijer. Hi there, thank you for your good work and great guitar website!! Pentatinik most important of these notes to check out is the note C Sharp in pattern one it is the note on the third string in the sixth fret. This just takes practice, you just learn to avoid the notes that don’t sound cool over particular chords.


Please note that this is Pattern 5! 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. One Minute Changes F5.

The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes

You can use all the same shapes you’ve already learned for the G major pentatonic scale. OK Read privacy policy. Click here to support the site – make a donation today! Later on you can mix it up with the Minor Pentatonic to great effect too! The only difference is the location of the root notes, which gitarrd changed from all the G notes to all the E notes.

The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes – Guitar Lesson

The main reason is because Pentatonic scales are easy. The D7 cord contains the note C, so the C Sharp really clashes with it, and not in a cool way. Foundation 5 Practice Schedule.

Try emphasizing the E notes in all five bules shapes. 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!!

This will give each scale shape a minor feel. 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! Watch this video to understand more: Cancel comment Leave a comment Cancel Name. This is especially true for the Minor Pentatonic scales being played over a minor key. The more observant of you might notice that some of the extra notes are similar to those we used in our Blues Hybrid Scale bluse.


Major Pentatonic Scale |

Below you can see this scale is the exact same shape as our “Shape 5”. Learn the first and third positions thoroughly, because that gives you a good mid-range and high tone options for lead blues playing.

Songs for Intermediate Foundation 5. 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!

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