Improve strength, muscle memory and access to more notes by expanding the Pentatonic scales up the neck into the second position. Learning closed position scales allows moveable shapes that work around the neck. This lesson teaches the key of G.
- We're gonna move into pentatonic scales now,…we discussed in the basics level…these major pentatonic scale forms…in their open positions…and how they apply directly to playing some of the,…it was Gold Rush and Red Haired Boy.…So many tunes use basic pentatonic open scale form…and basically as we improve and as we…move on and make things a little more complex,…we're talking about how to move up and down the neck…and opening the doors for that so we're gonna…look at these scale positions closed with no open strings…and so once again our basic approach with these…is four fingers on four frets using all six strings.…
And so we've located G down here on the bottom,…(plucks guitar) as our basic G.…And the thing about pentatonic scales as far as quick theory…pentatonic is a scale that's five notes.…It's the one, the two, three,…the fifth degree and the sixth degree,…so there's one, (plucking guitar strings)…two, and third (plucks guitar)…we're moving up to the fifth degree,…(higher note) the D.…E is next, the sixth, and then back to one.…
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- Intermediate bluegrass guitar techniques
- Intermediate fretting
- Hammer-ons and pull-offs in G, C, and D
- Intermediate rhythm exercises
- Playing intermediate bluegrass tunes
- Opening up the fretboard with expanded scales and chord exercises
Skill Level Beginner
1. Intermediate Right and Left Hand Technique
2. Intermediate Rhythm and Concepts
3. Intermediate Bluegrass Tunes 1
4. Expanded Scales to Open Up the Fretboard
5. Fretboard Expansion Exercises
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