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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This will give each scale shape a minor feel. This just takes practice, giatrre just learn to avoid the notes that don’t sound cool over particular chords. Work on emphasizing the root notes of each chord with each shape. Intermediate Rhythm Guitar 5. We are using cookies like everybody else to give you the gitxrre experience. 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 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! Reply to Ron Meijer. Because the Pentatonic scale only has those five notes, not only are they always going to sound okay, but they work over every chord being used in pentatonki key.

Put on the backing track and solo for the full 5 minutes and just experiment.

The D7 cord contains the note C, so the C Sharp really clashes with it, and not in a cool way. In this lesson, we are going to be in the key of G major. Either with a jam buddy, recording yourself and playing over it or a Backing Track or Bles Free A Blues Backing Track or I suppose the best would be jamming with a full band if you have the luxury!

This one is really commonly used by country guys and the early blues players like Chuck Berry. Enter your email below to get my free beginner acoustic guitar course! Try emphasizing the E notes in all five scale shapes. One Minute Changes F5. The more observant of you might notice that some of the extra notes are similar to those we used in our Blues Hybrid Scale ; Good fun playing with this one it’s the same as Pattern 2 of the Minor Pentatonic, but we’ve not checked that out yet!


You will find with this scale that some pentatonio sound awesome over some chords and sound pretty crummy over others.

This track is basically just four measures of the G major chord, followed by four measures of the E minor chord. Watch this video to understand more: Basic Guitar Strumming Patterns. Below you can see this scale is the gtiarre same shape as our “Shape 5”.

Please note that this is Pattern 5!

Songs for Intermediate Foundation 5. Yay, keep me informed! I’ve included a Jam Track that you can download at the top of the page. You really have to treat this as a new scale to start with – sure there are some vitarre pentatonic licks you can sneak in there later, but much better to start with thinking of it as a whole new thing! 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! This position is related to an A major chord shape.

Beginners Guide to Improvisation: Later on you can mix it up with the Minor Pentatonic to great effect too!

Practice Blues Guitar In Any Key: 5 Pentatonic Scale Patterns

This position is related to a G major chord shape. The pentatonic scale is a five note scale. This position is related to a D major chord shape. 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.

This position is related to a C major chord shape. Take it one shape at a time until you feel like you’re really getting the hang of it. The next scale shape will start with your fourth finger on the 10th fret of the 6th string.

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Practice Blues Guitar In Any Key With 5 Pentatonic Scale Patterns

If we take the notes in our major pentatonic scale, and start on the 6th scale degree of the major scale, you’ll be playing in the relative minor key. Notice where the root note locations are, and use them to help you understand and remember each shape.

The red notes are the chord tones for the Major chord – they are the notes that will sound cool to stop on.

Try to visualize the shape of the related chord with every scale shape you learn in this lesson. The last scale shape begins with your fourth finger on the 15th fret.

As always, technique first and let speed develop naturally. That leaves us with an E minor pentatonic scale: You remember all about root notes right? To start with I suggest you learn the first and third positions thoroughly, because that gives you a good mid-range and high blued options for lead blues playing which can transpose up okay a few keys without getting too far up the neck. Watch this video to understand more:. This will help me make constant improvements to better your experience.

Pentatoniik is especially true for the Pnetatonik Pentatonic scales being played over a minor key.

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. This note will sound great over the A or A7 chord but will sound really bad over the D7 chord.

The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes

Hi there, thank you for your good work and great guitar website!! This is because they sound great over many styles of music, and are relatively easy to start improvising with. It comes from the major scalewhich is a seven note scale.