Learn how to escape the tight, often limiting confines of “box” scale patterns. FIGURE 1A applies this concept to the G minor pentatonic scale. How to Hack the Five Pentatonic Scale Shapes. Learn how to use the five pentatonic box shapes in real-time soloing over a groove or song. Learn to play beginner guitar scales using these easy lessons to speed you towards guitar mastery fast. Part 2.

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Best regards, Klaus Crow. I am going to practice these scales.

Your comment help me and explains it very well! This is a big help. It is 3 frets or semitones down from C. Playing a minor pentatonic from the 7th of a Lydian chord major chord with a raised 4 is ultra hip.

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Use What You Know: Creative Applications for Minor Pentatonic Scales

Filled-in notes are root notes. The pentatonic scale is a five note scale. Post as a guest Name. The other thing is, if you want to stay in the pemtatoniche position bix play major and minor pentatonic scales with the same rootthen the pattern of course changes as you go from minor to major. The names refer to the chord shape made up of pentattoniche red and green dots that is surrounded by the scale shape.

However, did you mean UP 3 frets from the min. In other words, an F Aeolian and F Dorian share 6 out of 7 notes. And so, from F, let’s move over to Bb. The five notes in a minor pentatonic scale–with regards to their interval from the root–are the root, minor 3rd, perfect 4th, perfect 5th, and minor 7th.


But the important difference is the location of the root, which is of course different for major and minor pentatonic scales. How can that be? Soon you’ll be able to effortlessly switch with the minor pentatonic built on the root. The single-octave patterns can be linked to produce two diagonal patterns, each repeated three times.

Each box position starts on a different note of the scale, and since there are five notes in the scale, there are five positions. Below that are the five box positions. Here’s pentahoniche diagram demonstrating this relationship. So you can play the exact same C major scale starting on the 5th fret of the 3rd string, the 10th fret of the 4th string or even the 1st fret of the 2nd string though that gives you very little room for moving across the neck.

This is called an affiliate link. The pentwtoniche the most important scale in western music is made by adding 2 notes to the pentatonic and is the scale of the white notes on the piano. I’ll let the chord ring out for a bit longer so you can practice over it as well.

It all relates back to the major scale. Pentatonic Scale box 1. Thanks for you clear, helpful explanation. As soon as I have more time I might edit my answer to make things a bit clearer. For an added challenge, try playing the whole thing in one position, forcing yourself to use whichever pentatonic box pattern is closest to that position.


Since the chords change, you can follow my rules below and be safe. Sign up using Pentatonlche. The 5 Patterns See the scale patterns, suggested fingerings and alternate fingerings here!

As a young guitarist I would have haphazardly choose different chords and see if F Minor Pentatonic worked. This is because they sound great over many styles of music, and are relatively easy to start improvising with. Take it one shape at a time until you feel like you’re really getting the hang of it. Can you pick out the major chords associated with the forms? The interval sequence is: For a while, every time you improvise over a pentatonichd chord, use a minor pentatonic starting on the 5th of the chord.

The prrice varies with the materials used and its particular design in fact it is surely worth every dollar yoou spent. Essential Information The Minor Pentatonic scale is often the first scale that people learn.

Beginner Guitar Scales | Pentatonic Scale Patterns | Box 2

If you were to keep working around the Circle of Fifths, you’ll have trouble finding usable chords or applications. The diagram below outlines this, and again reflects the changes to the box pattern labels. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a problem on my end? Here is an example of an Psntatoniche Minor Pentatonic being played over a Bbm9 chord.