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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I’ve included a Jam Track that you can download at the top of the page. Hi there, thank you for your good work and great guitar website!! This will give each scale shape a minor feel. Take it one shape at a time until you feel like you’re really getting the hang of it.

Don’t feel like you need to do this with all five scale shapes at once. The more observant of you might notice that some of the extra notes are similar to those we used in our Blues Hybrid Scale. This position is related to a D major chord shape.

You will find with this scale that some notes sound awesome over some chords and sound pretty crummy over others. 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. For the fourth scale shape you’ll start with your second finger on the 10th fret.

Listen to how the scale shapes sound different over each chord. With each of the shapes we learn, there will be a chord shape that will go along with it.

As an Minor Pentatonic it is Pattern 1 – but now the root note has changed, the chord tones are different and you have to use it a different way! Yay, keep me informed! The second scale shape will start with your second finger on the 5th fret of our 6th bluew. The pentatonic scale is a five note scale. All you have to do is emphasize the E notes in your scale shapes and they become E minor pentatonic scale shapes.


It works really well with most traditional blues tunes, since blues songs do tend to be comparatively simple in construction. It comes peentatonik the major scalewhich is a seven note scale. 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. It all relates back to the major scale. Petnatonik pattern is simple to remember. Songs for Intermediate Foundation 5.

The pdntatonik we’re about to learn is used loads in country, blues and rock. Learn the first and third positions thoroughly, because that gives you a good pentatoonik and high tone options for lead blues playing. But as I said, you can’t be doing that all the time – you must learn to use this scale like it’s completely new! The next scale shape will start with your fourth finger on the 10th fret of the 6th string.

Put on the backing track and solo for the full 5 minutes and just experiment. By far the best only? This track is basically pentatonio four measures of the G major chord, followed by four measures of the E minor chord.

Watch this video to understand more: This will help me make constant improvements to better your experience. In this case, it’s an E major chord shape. Click here to support the site – make a donation today!

The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes

OK Read privacy policy. Try to visualize the shape of the related chord with every scale shape you learn in this lesson. 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!


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The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes – Guitar Lesson

The last scale shape begins with your fourth finger on the 15th fret. This is especially true for the Minor Pentatonic scales being played over a minor key. Basic Guitar Strumming Patterns. Foundation 5 Practice Schedule. Intermediate Rhythm Guitar 5. pentatojik

So you know to place the root here at the 5th fret to be gitrre the A Major Pentatonic Scale. 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. Work on emphasizing the root notes of each chord with each shape. Please note that this is Pattern 5! In this lesson, we are going to be in the key of G major.

Particularly in the first position, starting at the fifth fret, because it has those nice high-mid tones that can lift a solo above the band, while not getting too far up the fret board and risking things sounding a bit thin.

Cancel comment Leave a comment Cancel Name. You remember all about root notes right? You can use all the same shapes you’ve already learned for the G major pentatonic scale. It’s always a good idea to learn Pattern 1 of a scale, and so now that you are not going to get confused by the similarity of the shapes, we’re going to check out The Major Pentatonic Pattern 1.