The “Secret” Pentatonic Patterns – Daily Video Guitar Lesson [08.11]
- Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 9:56
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Most Blues and Rock guitarists play the Minor Pentatonic scale using just two patterns that cover the entire neck. Learn them in this video guitar lesson.
The Minor Pentatonic scale is one of the most widely used scales in improvisation in every musical style so it makes sense to know it well all over the guitar neck. When it comes to moving beyond the first pattern learned (see my lesson on 4 Scales You Should Know) the next step is usually to introduce five overlapping patterns, each staying strictly in position on the neck. In reality, most Blues and Rock soloists connect these positions in very repeatable ways creating just two patterns that cover the entire neck.
The diagrams and tab examples in the the video can be found in this previous post on GuitarTeacher.com: