Constructing Scales: Pentatonic
add Flat 5- Analysis.
Okay, so that's the, pentatonic scale.
And, also known as the blues scale.
Now, we're gonna do one
thing to alter that scale.
We're gonna add the flatted 5th.
Which can also be the sharp 4.
It's the same note, of course.
And, then it really becomes
a blues scale
So, basically, it's,
it's basically the same.
I'm not gonna go through the theory of it.
Because, if you've studied the pentatonic
scale that we just went through,
what we're gonna do is add this note
in between the 4 and the 5,
is you add in a chromatic note in between
So, let's do it in
each of the six positions,
again in A
that position is probably the one that,
many many of you are already familiar
with, 'cause it's, the mostly commonly
played on the guitar, but now, let's, you
know, push the boundary a little bit, and
play it in some places you
might not normally play it.
So, starting with the second finger,
same note, A.
with the pinky on
the sixth string,
same note of course.
this presents a little bit of a,
a challenge here.
Should we slide up with the pinky.
That's one way you could do it.
Or you can go
and slide up with the first finger.
In either case,
it's not a perfect scenario, but
because it's kind of a blues scale.
Let's make it exceptional, and
say, let's make it a slide.
Be kinda fun.
In those situations
you could even, going down,
You can just go.
And that even lead a tap with the pick so
you get a little bit greasier sound.
Alright, now, let's move it up to
the fifth string positions, position 4.
A on the twelfth fret,
we're gonna do the scale up there,
the pentatonic with the flatted 5ths.
Then, we'll move back to the second
finger, same note, twelfth fret.
We don't quite make it
two octaves on that one
So, we go down here
And the last one with pinky.
Same note, A twelfth fret, fifth string.
Another slide situation.
So, that time I slid up from,
the, on the ascending one and
down on the descending,
let's do it one more time
and go down below the octave