Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video The five positions of the minor pentatonic scale, part of Acoustic Guitar Lessons: Intermediate.
- Alright, we've been discussing minor pentatonic scales,…and with a minor pentatonic scale, there are five notes.…So there are five different locations of the neck…that you can play them on,…one position built off of each note.…So, let's learn all five shapes.…This way, you can link together the entire fret board.…And, let's just check out the first shape.…Through all these, I'm going to stop,…and just pause for a moment, on the A note,…just so you can really know where each A is, in every shape.…
So this is shape number one.…(guitar plays)…Let's check out shape number two.…(guitar plays)…Here's shape number three.…(guitar plays)…Shape number four.…(guitar plays)…Shape number five, you can either play way up here,…or you can just take it down to the third fret.…
I'll play both for you.…(guitar plays)…Here is down an octave.…(guitar plays)…All of these shift around, as one big system.…So, if you happen to be in the key of G minor,…everything just shifts down two frets, all five shapes.…So, basically, once you get this memorized,…
- 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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