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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Yay, keep me informed! All you have to do is emphasize the E notes in your scale shapes and they become E minor pentatonic scale shapes.

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. As always, technique first and let speed develop naturally.

Practice Blues Guitar In Any Key: 5 Pentatonic Scale Patterns

Click here to support the site – gitarge a donation today! It works really well with most traditional blues tunes, since blues songs do tend to be comparatively simple in construction. Songs for Intermediate Foundation 5. The next scale shape will start with your fourth finger on the 10th fret of the 6th string. This position is related to a C major chord shape.

The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes

Try to visualize the shape of the related chord with every scale shape you learn in this lesson. Notice where the root note locations are, and use them to help you understand and remember each shape. Foundation 5 Practice Schedule. So you know to place the root here at the 5th fret to be playing the A Major Pentatonic Scale. The scale we’re about to learn is used loads in country, blues and rock.

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Later on you can mix it up with the Minor Pentatonic to great glues too! The second scale shape will start with your second finger on the 5th fret of our 6th string. A great thing to do is play a minor pentatonic lick – then move it down 3 frets it will be then the major pentatonic, and listen to the difference!!

The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes – Guitar Lesson

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

To turn our G major scale into a G major pentatonic scale, we just have to remove the 4th and 7th scale degrees. Tips to take your guitar playing from the Bedroom to the Stage. The first major pentatonic scale shape starts with pentatojik G root note on the 3rd fret of the 6th string.

By far the best only? 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. Reply to Ron Meijer.


Using the same approach, here is an even better trick. In this case, it’s an E major chord shape. With each of the shapes we learn, there will be a chord shape that will go along with it.

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 D major chord shape.

One Minute Changes F5. This position is related to an A major chord shape. We are using cookies like everybody else to give you the best experience. The D7 cord contains the note C, so the C Sharp really clashes with it, and not in a cool way. This note will sound great over the A or A7 chord but will sound really bad over the D7 chord.

The more observant of you might notice that some of the extra notes are psntatonik to those we used in our Blues Hybrid Scale ; Good fun playing with this one it’s the same as Pattern bllues of the Minor Pentatonic, but we’ve not checked that out yet! Once you know the five major pentatonic scale shapes, you automatically know the five minor pentatonic scale shapes. This position is related to a G major chord shape. The pattern is simple to remember.

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