The 5 note scale known as the Pentatonic scale is a very useful and simplified scale pattern. In this lesson Bryan will break down the pentatonic scales in the Keys of D and A and show you how to practice and use them.
- Moving right along now,…we're gonna look at the pentatonic scale form for D,…the D scale and A scale.…And just a quick review, a D major scale,…to get your hands back into that sort of form.…And for all six strings.…And below the octave.…
Takes us down to a low E,…you wanna use as many notes,…again, we're trying to access as many notes in the D scale…within those four frets as possible.…So, pentatonic theory is one, two, three, five, six, one.…And if you're new to this sort of left hand technique,…because it employs a little more of the pinkie now,…it's going to be a little bit of a challenge.…
But that's why these things are so great to practice,…just because it gives, it sort of gives…a framework within to work there.…So, starting, start on the low E.…
And you have a choice here.…You'll notice that if you start on D,…one, and the second degree is the E,…and when you get up the sixth note is B,…which is also there and it's also open.…You know, you can,…I would encourage you to use your pinkie,…just to build, you know, these exist for the purpose…
Watch at your own pace; start and stop where and when you need. Everything that Bryan breaks down he puts back together in chapters 4 and 5, where he shows how to apply what you've learned to a selection of popular bluegrass tunes that are important for the repertoire of any bluegrass guitarist.
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Chord theory
- The major and pentatonic scales
- Walking bass technique
- Reading tablature
- Beginning hammer-ons and pull-offs
- Beginning slide guitar
- Using a capo
- Playing traditional bluegrass tunes
Skill Level Beginner
1. Scales and Chord Theory
2. Walking Bass and Reading Tablature
3. Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs, and Slides
4. Basic Bluegrass Tunes 1
5. Basic Bluegrass Tunes 2
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