Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video The five positions of the major pentatonic scale, part of Acoustic Guitar Lessons: Intermediate.
- And now for the five positions…of the major pentatatonic scale.…Now the shapes are the same as the minor pentatonic scale,…but you're going to look at a different note as being the root.…So, let's check this out in A.…Since we're doing A major instead of A minor,…the first shape is actually just…going to start with your pinky.…So, instead of A minor pentatonic scale…which started with the index finger,…you're going to play the same scale…but three frets lower and looking…at your pinky now as being the root note A.…
Okay, so I'm going to play all five shapes…that are build off of that,…and I'm just going to accent the A note…which is the root of the key.…Let's go to shape number two now.…Shape number three.…
Shape number four.…And shape number five.…
- Flatpicking arpeggios
- Tuning with harmonics
- Bending strings and vibrato
- Creating a monster funk groove
- Blurring the line between rhythm and lead
- Mapping the fretboard in boxes
- Getting creative with open strings
Skill Level Intermediate
1. New Colors and Textures
2. New Grooves and Styles
3. Pentatonic Possibilities
4. Mapping the Fretboard in Boxes
6. Introducing Alternate Tunings
Conclusion and credits2m 22s
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