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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The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes – Guitar Lesson

One Minute Changes F5. Songs for Intermediate Foundation 5. Enter your email below to get my free beginner acoustic guitar course! The last scale shape begins with your fourth finger on the 15th fret.

In this lesson, we are going to be in the key of G major. All you have to do is emphasize the E notes in your scale shapes and they become E minor pentatonic scale shapes. This position is related to a G major chord shape.

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Beginners Guide to Improvisation: For the fourth scale shape you’ll start with your second finger on the 10th fret. The pattern is simple to remember.

Practice Blues Guitar In Any Key: 5 Pentatonic Scale Patterns

Don’t feel like you need to do this with all five scale shapes at once. With each of the shapes we learn, there will be a chord shape that will go along with it.


The next scale shape will start with your fourth finger on the 10th fret of the 6th string. This position is related to an A major chord shape. 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.

This is because they sound great over many styles of music, and are relatively easy to start improvising with. Basic Guitar Strumming Patterns. This position is related to a C major chord shape. By far the best only? 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.

Click here to support the site – make a donation today! You will find with this scale that some notes sound awesome over some chords and sound pretty crummy over others. The pentatonic scale is a five note scale.

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. The first major pentatonic scale shape starts with gjtarre G root note on the 3rd fret of the 6th string.

Practice Blues Guitar In Any Key With 5 Pentatonic Scale Patterns

Ear Training Exercises F5. The second scale shape will start with your second finger on the 5th fret of our 6th string. Put on the backing track and solo for the full 5 blies and just experiment.


Hi there, thank you for your good work and great guitar website!! Using the same approach, here is an even better trick.

The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes

The only difference is the location of the root notes, which have changed from all the G notes to all the E notes. The more observant penttonik 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!

gktarre That leaves us with an E minor pentatonic scale: Cancel comment Leave a comment Cancel Name. The D7 cord contains the note C, so the C Sharp really clashes with it, and not in a cool way. Learn the first and third positions thoroughly, because that gives you a good mid-range and high tone bluez for lead blues playing. This just takes practice, you just learn to avoid the notes that don’t sound cool over particular chords.