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Dobro Lessons: D Major Pentatonic Scale

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[MUSIC]
Well, we've been using the D
minor pentatonic quite a bit here.
Let's talk a little bit about the D major
pentatonic.
So what this is gonna sound like, I'll
just show you here real quick,
the sound difference.
[MUSIC].
So the major sound is like that.
The minor is [SOUND] this [SOUND].
[SOUND] The major [SOUND] sounds like
that.
So let me just go over this with you real
slow here.
So we're gonna start on the low string
[SOUND] and
slide up to the fourth fret, [SOUND] open
fifth string [SOUND] second fret.
[MUSIC]
Open fourth string.
[MUSIC]
Fourth fret.
And then we jump up to the second string.
[MUSIC]
Open.
[MUSIC]
Second fret.
[MUSIC]
Open first string.
[MUSIC]
Fourth fret.
So you can see there is a pattern there.
And there.
[MUSIC]
So that's going
low to high.
Let's go high to low now, starting on this
note.
Fourth fret of the high string.
[MUSIC]
So
one more time.
Kinda sliding out of that, to get to the
open string.
[MUSIC]
Now you notice we've been
skipping this third string a little bit.
You can also, you can use it.
Here's, here's how you would do that.
[MUSIC]
So as opposed to,
when you're on the fourth string,
second fret as opposed to sliding up.
[SOUND] To the fourth fret like this.
[SOUND] You can, [SOUND] you can pluck
that third string,
[MUSIC]
and then sort of roll your fingers
forward.
[MUSIC]
And as you're going from low to high,
you'll notice you have to move your right
hand sort of forward and back.
You, you know you don't wanna have it be
locked in place, and
have to just change your whole technique.
You just want that to be able to slide
forward and back, so you know when you're
on the high string, you're a little more
forward with your right hand.
And then as you go down, it comes back.
[MUSIC]
So that's the major pentatonic
scale in the key of D major.
[MUSIC]