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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Use a metronome and play along with it, one note with each click. It’s my thanks to you for being part of the Guitar Lesson World community.

You will often find that you can use a minor pentatonic lick but you just have to adapt it a little, maybe starting or finishing on a different note. In the case of the E minor pentatonic box, the first fret of the pattern should be the open strings or the 12th fret if you want to pentatniche an octave up.

So you know to place the root here at the 5th fret to be playing the A Major Pentatonic Scale.

For this scale, all the notes in the 5th fret are played using the 1st finger, all the notes in the 7th fret are played with the 3rd finger and all notes in the 8th fret are played with the 4th finger. Similarly, the G major box pattern, should be rooted on the open 3rd string or 12th fret of the 3rd string.

For the fourth scale shape you’ll start with your second finger on the 10th fret. You may not know right now, but let me know when you do!

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 chittarra the fifth fret up a tone will give you B Minor, D Major very handy! Following on from your above explanation of the filled pentatonniche dots being the root notes; if you look at several of the box samples e. This position is related to a G major chord shape.


In the key of C, you would play the C Major pentatonic scale or the A minor pentatonic scale. Notes In The Open Position. Try and speed it up, gradually making it faster. Ask Patmac [ March 23, ] AP What are the biggest chord mistakes for beginner guitar players?

The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes – Guitar Lesson

To do that, I need you to let me know how I can improve. Filled-in notes are root notes. We use this field to detect spam penttaoniche. In this lesson, we are going to be in the key of G major.

Practice Blues Guitar In Any Key With 5 Pentatonic Scale Patterns

As an exercise, I recommend finding where the box patterns fit into these diagonal scales. I really do recommend learning to use a pick as well for pentatomiche kind of thing, but if you really don’t get along with them then you’ll have to experiment a bit.

Pentatonicje you for your question. When you learn it play it very slowly and get every note sounding clear. So one of the things that you need to check out is what notes sound cool over what chords – and you do that by listening.

Also seventh note on the g form box is also being played on the first fret of the g string and is therefore a g. I hope you enjoy my free lessons and materials. Try around 50bpm to start with, playing one note for every two clicks if you need to. You can find some licks in my Licks, Riffs, and Tricks section. In a major key, play the major pentatonic scale and its relative minor interchangably.


This is used to solo over a Blues or a song in the key of A minor, and we will be learning a Bar Blues in the key of A very soon, so practise this scale now so you are ready to jam when we get to that. In this case, the minor pentatonic scale contains the minor seventh, so that note sounds great. This is because they sound great over many styles of music, and are relatively easy to start improvising with.

This will help me make constant improvements to better your experience. Once you know the five major pentatonic scale shapes, you automatically know the five minor pentatonic scale shapes. You’re already subscribed to the GLW newsletter.

The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes

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! If you need more information, you can find it in my lesson on chord diagrams, fretboard patterns, and rhythm charts.

To turn our G major scale into a G major pentatonic scale, we just have to remove the 4th and 7th scale degrees. The main reason is because Pentatonic scales are easy. This note can clash, but you can bend the minor third up a half step to a major third, which is a common tactic by blues guitarists.