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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Pentatonic Scales

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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.
would be the C major pentatonic,
cuz you have the root, C.
You have the, the ninth.
The second note,
you can also call it the ninth.
The D.
You have the third, E.
You have the, have the fifth, G.
And you have A at the sixth.
And then you're back at C.
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.
A, C, D, E, G, A.
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.
This is also a good scale
to just practice on one string.
To be able to hear the intervals.
Now we're pretty far up here.
It's hard to visual this one,
because there's some big intervals so
let's do it on the B string.
I have to turn around here because there
are not enough frets on the A E string,
the high E string.
And you can also play them in positions.
Like this.
Next one will be.
Starting on C.
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.
C, D, E, G, A, C.
The same thing.
Fingering is once, once again,
the fingering is optional, as you can see.
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.
Next position will be.
D, E,
G, A, C, D, E,
G, A, C, E, G.
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.
E, G, A, C, E,
G, A, C, C, D,
E, G, E, G, A,
C, D, E, G,
A, C, D, E.
Last position here.
We can move it down an octave,
because we're going pretty high up now.
So A, G, E, D, C, A.
B, G and E,
D, C, A, G.
There you can play.
Play in and out of these positions.
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.