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Minor Pentatonic Guitar Scale

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Minor Pentatonic Guitar Scale
The Scale Most Often Used In Rock Lead Guitar!

 Click Here to hear Burt play lead guitar using this scale in E
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(This Example Is In A)

The notes in a Minor Pentatonic Guitar Scale are (start on 6th string 5th fret) A C D E G. 
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It is the most common scale used in Rock Guitar and is very common in Blues as well.
Minor Pentatonic Guitar Scale lesson
Try playing the A Minor Pentatonic Guitar Scale over an A Minor or A Major chord for a Rock feel and sound.  The fingering is very similar to a Major Pentatonic Scale, try both and you will see what I mean. 

An easy way to get used to the feel and sounds is to play it like this.  Strum an A5 (known as a power chord, it has only two notes the root and the fifth) or A minor chord a few times to let your ear adjust to the "key".  Then play: 

  • A & C on 6th string starting at 5th fret, then 8th fret
  • D & E on 5th string starting at 5th fret, then 7th fret 
  • G & A on 4th string, starting at 5th fret, then the 7th fret, and keep it going with 
  • C &  D on 3rd string, starting at 5th fret, then the 7th fret
  • E & G on 2nd string,  starting at 5th fret, then the 8th fret
  • and finish on the A note 1st string (5th fret).  You can continue on to the 8th fret because we are on an E string, and the C was played on the E 6th string, if you get the picture.  There lots of other fingerings, for now get used to the sound and this fingering.  Then jam on! 
  • Try to remember: 5 8, 5 7, 57, 5 7, 5 8, 5 8
  • Will get into the most common strings to bend and in what fret in another lesson.
Speaking of letting your "ear" adjust.  Always trust your ear.  If something does not sound right, it probably isn't, but when learning something new, try it a few times before you decide it is not right. 

After you have mastered the Pentatonic Scale, Check out these lessons from Premier Guitar.  All are PDF files which you can print.  These are also available at the studio.

A Pentatonic Approach To Modes.

Recycling Pentatonics

Pentatonics Gone Wild

Try out a Natural Minor Scale after you get used to these (Also known as the Aeolian Mode).  One of Burt's favorites! 

Try out a Harmonic Minor Scale after you get used to the Natural Minor.

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