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 penhatonik reason is because Pentatonic scales are easy. It comes from the major scalewhich is a seven note scale. Enter your email below to get my free beginner acoustic guitar course!

For the fourth scale shape you’ll start with your second finger on the 10th fret. This position is related to a Gitzrre major chord shape. Put on gitarrw backing track and solo for the full 5 minutes and just experiment.

Don’t feel like you need to do this with all five scale shapes at once. In this case, it’s an E major chord shape. Play slow, cool solos so you can hear how well the notes fit. Yay, keep me informed! The scale we’re about to learn is used loads in country, blues and rock.

Practice Blues Guitar In Any Key With 5 Pentatonic Scale Patterns

As an Minor Pentatonic it is Pattern 1 – but now the root note has changed, the chord tones are different and you have gutarre use it a different way! The more observant of you might notice that some of the extra notes are similar to those we used in our Blues Hybrid Scale.


One Minute Changes F5. But as I said, you can’t be doing pentztonik all the time – you must learn to use this scale like it’s completely new!

By far the best only? That leaves us with an E minor pentatonic scale: This track is basically just four measures of the G major chord, followed by four measures of the E minor chord.

Try to visualize the shape of the related chord with every scale shape you gitsrre in this lesson. Please note that this is Pattern 5!

The Pentatonic scale is about as straightforward a scale as you can get. You will often find that you can penttonik a minor pentatonic lick but you just have to adapt it a little, maybe starting or finishing on a different note.

Work on emphasizing the root notes of each chord with each shape. Listen to how the scale shapes sound different over each chord. It works really well with most blurs blues tunes, since blues songs do tend to be comparatively simple in construction. Learn the first and third positions thoroughly, because that gives you a good mid-range and high tone options for lead blues playing.

Basic Guitar Strumming Patterns.

The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes – Guitar Lesson

All you have to do is emphasize the E notes in your scale shapes and they become E minor pentatonic scale shapes. 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. The pattern is simple to remember. This will give each scale shape a minor feel.


Watch this video to understand more: The next scale shape will start with your fourth finger on the 10th fret of the 6th string. Now, remembering that by transposing the identical pattern up and down the neck gives you different keys, shifting the A Minor Pentatonic shape which starts on the fifth fret up a tone will give you B Minor, D Major very handy!

The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes

Either with a jam buddy, recording yourself and playing over it or a Backing Track or This Free A Blues Backing Track or I suppose the best would be jamming with a full band if you have the luxury! You really have to treat this as a new scale to start with – sure there are some minor pentatonic licks you can sneak in there later, but much better to start with thinking of it as a whole new thing!

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. We are using cookies like everybody else to give you the best experience.

This position is related to an A major chord shape.