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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The 9 is also called the 2nd. You can move the pattern around too.

Minor Pentatonic Scales Let’s begin with boc quick review of pentatonic scales. Jam until it feels like second nature. The only difference is the relationship between epntatoniche notes of the scale and the root of the chord.

Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Each shape is moveable so you can play these shapes in every key.

Thank you for your question. What this means is that when you play F Minor Pentatonic over a Bb minor chord, you’ll be highlighting the root, 5th, minor 7th, 9th, and 11th or 4th. See you at beginner scales – pentatonic scale patterns box 3 soon.

Blair, Thank you for your comment and question. So why do we need two names for the same thing? When learning to improvise using these shapes try to rest on root notes or scqle tones to be safe and avoid any odd sounding notes or let your ears be the judge.


The two combine to provide a pattern with a root on each string. As an aside, it’s very common in rock music for rhythm guitar to substitute a what “should be” a minor chord for a major chord. Teeth must hox brushed twice or even morte times every day for around two minutes and flossed at least perr day.

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Here is an example of an F Minor Pentatonic being played over an Ebsus4 chord. Even though those are three different types of F minor scales, they all include the notes of F Minor Pentatonic. First up, the Aeolian Mode, also known simply as a minor scale. The interval sequence is: If you’d like to see the F Phrygian diagram, click here. Enter your email below to get my free beginner acoustic guitar course! Minor Pentatonic Patterns on the Guitar On the guitar, there are five common scale patterns for pentatonic scales, commonly called box positions ie.

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Pentatonic Scales

I highly recommend that you check out my bpx bar blues lesson to start improvising. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. And so, from F, let’s move over to Bb. Level River St 1, 5 Once your ears are familiar with the sounds, and your fingers know their way around the scale, you can go back and learn why it works. The next scale shape will start with your fourth finger on the 10th fret of the 6th string.

Some scake claim that you can play the C minor pentatonic scale for a bluesy sound. Am pent goes peentatoniche 5th fret to 8th fret 1st position. In other words, if you see this chord, it implies that you should play the minor pentatonic scale since it has a minor third.


The 5 Major Pentatonic Scale Shapes – Positions – GUITARHABITS

This is because they sound great over many styles of music, and are relatively easy to start improvising with. The first note of the e form box pattern in the diagram is being played on the first fret on the e string, but this is an f e. But those that subscribe to that fixation would call position 2 the “major” position. Sign Up For Free.

The diagram below outlines this, and again reflects the changes to the box pattern labels. Like many young guitarists, the minor pentatonic was one of the first scales I learned. To really get these patterns into your long-term memory, there is no substitute for practice. The name of the shapes have nothing to do with the key of the scale. It’s generally easy under the fingers and makes easy to remember visual shapes, so good for building a framework of the entire neck too.

Yes, I think you caught the essence of the OP’s question. Some say you can do the same pattern as a minor scale but three notes up the fretboard and some that you must change pattern to do the major pentatonic scale in the same key?