Lesson 10: Pentatonic Scales - Part 2


Lesson Contents:


Now let's look at the 5 patterns for the A minor pentatonic scale . These patterns should be memorized as every great guitarist uses them extensively. I already presented the first pattern in the previous lesson, but I will include it here again so you can see all of the 5 patterns together.

Pattern 1 Pattern 2 Pattern 3 Pattern 4 Pattern 5

 

Some things worth mentioning:


 

Minor Pentatonic Analysis:

Now... I would be remiss if I did not show how each of these patterns function in the context of a minor pentatonic scale. With time, you should be able to know, and more importantly, hear these intervals relative to the root - in this case, relative to an A. Check it out:

Pattern 1 Pattern 2 Pattern 3 Pattern 4 Pattern 5


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