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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Try emphasizing the E notes in all five scale shapes. This is because they sound great over many styles of music, and are relatively easy to start improvising with.

This will give each scale shape a minor feel.

Practice Blues Guitar In Any Key With 5 Pentatonic Scale Patterns

You may not know right now, but let me know when you do! You can find some licks in my Licks, Riffs, and Tricks section. Work on emphasizing the root notes of each chord with each shape.

In other words, if you see this chord, it implies that you should play the minor pentatonic scale since it has a minor third. Thank you for being a part of the GLW community. The pattern is simple to remember. Enter your email below to get my free beginner acoustic guitar course!

Take a look at these two popular pentatonic box patterns. In this case, it’s an E major chord shape. Once you know the pentatonic scales, you are ready to play the blues.


The black dots are the root notes of the pattern. Dominant chords have a major third and a minor seventh b7. It comes from the major scalewhich is a seven note scale. Content pentatniche to you. The pentatonic scale is a five note scale.

Have a go at it now.

It works really well with most traditional blues tunes, since blues songs do tend to be comparatively simple in construction. To do that, I need you to let me know how I can improve. If you fill this in, you will pentatonichf marked as a spammer. Later on you can mix it up with the Minor Pentatonic to great effect too!

Pentatonic Scales | Guitar Lesson World

We are using cookies like everybody else to give you the best experience. To play penatoniche in the key of A – which is what you should do now – you should start with your 1st finger in the 5th fret.

Intermediate Rhythm Guitar 5. Please note that this is Pattern 5! What this means is that you need to know exactly five box patterns for both chitarta. Did you know the blues scale is based off the minor pentatonic scale.

Pentatonic Scales

It also provides a nice feeling of resolution. G-form Box Single-Octave Box Patterns Another method of learning the pentatonic box patterns is pentatonihe use single octave patterns.

The box patterns are moveable patterns and not showing a specific fretboard location, though I can see why you were confused. Subscribe for Free Content, Tips, and More! The scale shape can be played on any fret, and the scale gets its name from the note under the R root note.


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In this case, the minor pentatonic scale contains the minor seventh, so that note sounds great. When you get to bpm, cut it down and do two picks for each metronome click at 80bpm and slowly work up the tempo. Rhythm Guitar Basics 5. There is a major pentatonic scale and a minor pentatonic scale.

Play slow, cool solos so you cbitarra hear how well the notes cchitarra. As always, technique first and let speed develop naturally. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. There was an error submitting your subscription. Try to keep all ;entatoniche finger movements small, and most importantly accurate. Filled-in notes are root notes. Yes, you can, but you should be mindful of the notes you are playing. I’ve included a Jam Track that you can download at the top of the page.

For example, if you went down in pitch by 1 fret, you would have the B major pentatonic scale.