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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Ear Training Exercises F5. This is because they sound great over many styles of music, and are relatively easy to start improvising with. Later on you can mix it up with the Minor Pentatonic to great effect too!

Foundation 5 Practice Schedule. This position is related to an A major chord shape.

But as I said, you can’t be doing that all the time – you must learn to use gltarre scale like it’s completely new! The only difference is the location of the root notes, which have changed from all the G notes to all the E notes. Notice where the root note hitarre are, and use them to help you understand and remember each shape. Please note that this is Pattern 5! Good fun playing with this one it’s the same as Pattern 2 of the Minor Pentatonic, but we’ve not checked that out yet!

That leaves us with an E minor pentatonic scale: All you have to do is emphasize the E notes in your scale shapes and they become E minor pentatonic scale shapes. The first major pentatonic scale shape pentxtonik with our G root note on the 3rd fret of the 6th string.

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.

The main reason is because Pentatonic scales are easy.

The last scale shape begins with your fourth finger on the 15th fret. This position is related to a G major chord shape. By far the best only? Petnatonik this video to understand more:. The pentatonic scale is a five note scale. So you know to place the root here at the 5th fret to be playing the A Major Pentatonic Scale. Put on the backing track and solo for the full 5 minutes and just experiment.


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. It’s a little strange to bluws used to at first, because the patterns are the same as for the Minor Pentatonic, but the root note is different!!

The more observant gtiarre you might notice that some of the extra notes are similar to those we used in our Blues Hybrid Scale ; Good fun playing with this one it’s the same as Pattern 2 of the Minor Pentatonic, but we’ve not checked that out yet!

It works really well with most traditional blues tunes, since blues songs do tend to be comparatively simple in construction.

Enter your email below to get my free beginner acoustic guitar course! You will find with this scale that some notes sound awesome over some chords and sound pretty crummy over others.

Yay, keep me informed! Watch this video to understand more: The second scale shape will start with your second finger on the 5th fret of our 6th string. The 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.

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The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes – Guitar Lesson

Beginners Guide to Improvisation: 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 Gitarre very handy! Take it one shape at a time until you feel like you’re really getting the hang of it. This one is really commonly used by country guys and the early blues players like Chuck Berry.


This just takes practice, you just learn to avoid the notes that don’t sound cool over particular chords. Using the same approach, here is an even better trick.

Listen to how the scale shapes sound different over each chord. This will give each scale shape a minor feel.

Practice Blues Guitar In Any Key With 5 Pentatonic Scale Patterns

This track is basically just four measures of the G major chord, followed by four measures of the E minor chord. This position is related to a C major chord shape. This note will sound great over the A or A7 chord but will sound really bad over the D7 chord. Click here to support the site – make a donation today! 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.

The Pentatonic scale is about as straightforward a scale as you can get. The red notes are the chord tones for the Major chord – they are the notes that will sound cool to stop on. Play slow, cool solos so you can hear how well the notes fit. Either with a jam buddy, recording yourself and playing over it or a Backing Track or This Free A Blues Backing Track or I suppose the best would be jamming with a full band if you have the luxury!

This is especially true for the Minor Pentatonic scales being played over a minor key.