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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Minor Pentatonic Scales Up The Neck

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Okay, now that we've done
the major pentatonics sound,
now we're going to do the blues sound.
Or the flat third pentatonic shapes.
And I'm going to go
through these like we did.
I'm going to explain it
in pretty good detail.
In G and then we're gonna move and
do all the keys like we did
in the major pentatonics.
So I'm gonna start on G like we did.
And I'm gonna start by doing the open
G chord here and then we'll move up,
start moving up the neck
in other positions.
So the first one is well
first of all what we're
doing is instead of the major sound
we're going to go to like the blue sound.
So where we flat the,
we're flatting the third.
So that's the third,
that's what gives us the major sound.
We're gonna flat that and
we're gonna play this sound
So we've flattened the third to
give us that bluesier sound,
this is a huge part of country
playing because a lot of
this stuff is based on a bluesier sound.
So what we're gonna do is we're
gonna start on the open G and
we're gonna go high E
string on the third fret.
Let's start with our ring finger
and then we're gonna go down to F.
F is the note that makes a G7
When lift that, when you go from G to
F on that chord, that gives you G7.
So we're gonna start,
our second note's gonna be F.
And then we're gonna go G,
F, D, C, B flat.
Cuz that's our blue note,
we've flattened the third.
you can hear that.
that's the first part.
the same thing.
Just an octave down.
So open G, F, open D, C,
B flat, and you can hear
that's your blues note.
so, that's your pentatonic blues shape.
The minor third, kinda blues,
bluesier, sound.
So now we're gonna move
up to the bar chord, and
we're gonna go pentatonic shape here.
So we're gonna start on B
flat with your little finger.
And we're gonna outline this chord
in the flat third pentatonic shape.
So like I said, flat third is B,
which is your major third
We're going to flat that
And that's going to give
us this sound
And then we'll
go up
And then we'll go to our partial chord
And when you drop this G down a whole step
it gives you a G7.
So with that being said,
we're going to do the pentatonic
blues pentatonic around this chord.
We're going to start on C with our
ring finger, go down a whole step.
So we're gonna go C, B flat,
G, F, D, C, B flat, G.
and then the last part of that and
you can see we are outlining.
We are still outlining this chord.
We are just doing it in
a different position.
It's going to give us
a different sound
To go all the way down so we'll go back up
I'm sorry I punched in
right there
Okay, that covers that shape now
we're gonna move up to the C shape.
we're gonna start on D with our
third finger, whole step back.
B flat, right here.
B flat to G
F, D, C, B flat G.
and then the same thing
here over this chord.
We're going to start on F.
F, D, C,
B flat, G,
F, D, C,
B flat G, F,
That gives us our blues sound,
and then we're back
to that shape and
that right there we're gonna start on F.
So we're playing over this shape.
So F with your first finger D,
C, B flat, G, F, D,
C, B flat, G.
And we go
back down
And then you're back at
your bar chord again.
So that's how that works in G.
Now we're gonna move onto,
We're gonna do this in A now.
So, here's A
And to make A7, just a simple,
We'll get back to this more
chord theory and stuff, too,
but this will make A7
You just lift that first finger up, excuse
me first finger up to hit your G note, so
] that's A7.
So similar, actually the same
chord shapes that we did in G,
it's gonna apply to all these
cuz they all repeat themselves.
So now we're gonna move on to A,
and I've shown you G, how these work.
Now everything's gonna repeat again, so
like I did when I did G here,
and we did this shape,
So this A shape, when we go to A,
this is gonna be
the same as doing the G up
here in that A position.
It's gonna be the same thing.
I'm just showing you how this repeats,
so here's your A
Here's this, so we did the simple open G.
A is a little more,
not as many open strings.
So we're just gonna do this,
I'm gonna show you the pentatonic
shape around the full A chord here.
And what that is,
is it's the same thing we did, so
I'm just gonna run through these.
So start on your high A note on the high
E string with your little finger.
that's that
So we're gonna move
up to the bar chord
Now we're gonna move up to the partial.
Now we're gonna move up to this C shape.
And then we're back down where we started,
the A shape down here
same as that.
Now we are gonna move on to D now and
just do these chords of the D positions.
So we're gonna start at this
end of the finger board,
we're gonna do the major G chord,
and this is the C shaped G.
So we're
gonna go
that covers that.
Now we're moving to this chord,
with this triad here.
Now we're moving
to the A shape
Now we are moving
to the bar chord
Now we're back where we started
at square one, the partial.
And then we're back down.
Same as down here it's repeated
itself all the way down.
We're gonna do C now and
we're gonna cover, this is gonna
conclude our blues style pentatonics.
We're gonna do C
we'll do the open position.
Starting on G note, your third finger,
third fret,
first string
E flat
B flat, then G, so
F, E flat, C, B flat, G, B flat,
C, so that concludes that.
So we'll
go down
So that covers that open chord shape.
Now, we're
moving on to this
Now we're gonna
move to the full
A shape
The bar chord
The partial
And then we're back
down to this shape again
So that covers C and that concludes our
lesson in the major pentatonics and
the final blues shaped pentatonics there.