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[MUSIC]
I'm
going to tell you a little bit
about a very useful scale.
Most rock players use it all the time.
It's called a pentatonic.
It means pentatonic means
it's a fine note scale.
So you can either speak about major
pentatonic or minor pentatonic.
If you're in the key of C and
you have a C C major chord.
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This
would be the C major pentatonic,
cuz you have the root, C.
You have the, the ninth.
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The second note,
you can also call it the ninth.
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The D.
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You have the third, E.
You have the, have the fifth, G.
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And you have A at the sixth.
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And then you're back at C.
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So
you can either play this finger,
play it here in the fifth position.
And if you will have A as the root,
it will cuz A is like I told you before,
the relative key.
The relative minor key to C major.
[SOUND] So if you will play
the same scale starting on A.
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A, C, D, E, G, A.
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C, D, E, G, A, C.
And then turn around.
C, A, G, E, B, C,
A, G, E, D, C, A.
That would be a A-minor pentatonic,
cuz you have the minor root,
minor third, fourth,
fifth, seventh, and root.
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This is also a good scale
to just practice on one string.
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To be able to hear the intervals.
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Now we're pretty far up here.
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It's hard to visual this one,
because there's some big intervals so
let's do it on the B string.
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I have to turn around here because there
are not enough frets on the A E string,
the high E string.
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And you can also play them in positions.
Like this.
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Next one will be.
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Starting on C.
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So this is C major pentatonic or A minor.
I prefer to speak about minor pentatonic.
So when I say a pentatonic I
normally mean a minor pentatonic,
and not the major pentatonic.
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C, D, E, G, A, C.
The same thing.
Fingering is once, once again,
the fingering is optional, as you can see.
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You might want to do stretches,
you might wanna, I won't tell you set
fingering because all of us are different.
Hands, different sizes of hands and
there's no really, there's not really
a truth when it comes to fingering, so
you have to figure it out yourself.
What feels good for you.
There's nothing right and
nothing is wrong.
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Next position will be.
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D, E,
G, A, C, D, E,
G, A, C, E, G.
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And
as you can see I'm using
the alternate picking for these ones.
Every second stroke is up and
every second stroke is down.
[NOISE] Next position would be.
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E, G, A, C, E,
G, A, C, C, D,
E, G, E, G, A,
C, D, E, G,
A, C, D, E.
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Last position here.
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We can move it down an octave,
because we're going pretty high up now.
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So A, G, E, D, C, A.
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B, G and E,
D, C, A, G.
There you can play.
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Play in and out of these positions.
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Like that.
So that's the C major pentatonic or
A minor pentatonic,
it depends on how you look at it.
We'll get back to pentatonics
later in the next guitar block.
The general tricks and techniques for
guitar where I will show you some bends.
Some blue notes, how to use
these pentatonics in a good way.
But let's just start
practicing the pentatonics,
you find them all over the guitar neck.
And you can send in a video,
and I will review it for you,
and I will give you some comments.
All right, thank you.
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