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Connecting Pentatonic Patterns

the idea is using the 5th fret Am pentatonic position be able to solo with chord based pentatonic scales that follow the chard changes in a song in either C or Am without for the most part leaving that 5th fret Am pentatonic position

Connecting Pentatonic Patterns SixStringsAttachedTV_Youtube

Major Pentatonic 
nterval: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
Semi-notes: 2 – 2 – 3 – 2 – 3
Formula: Whole, Whole, Whole and a half, Whole, Whole and a half
C: C_D_E_G_A_C
G: G_A_B_D_E_G
F: F_G_A_C_D_F
Minor Pentatonic
Interval: 1, b3, 4, 5, b7
Semi-notes: 3 – 2 – 2 – 3 – 2
Formula: Whole and a half, Whole, Whole, Whole and a half, Whole
a: A_C_D_E_G_A
e: E_G_A_B_D_E
d: D_F_G_A_C_D

if you’re playing a song with an A D E progression and you want top use the Am Dm Em pentatonic scales to solo over the respective major chords
a: A_C_D_E_G
d: A_C_D_F_G
e: A_B_D_E_G
notice that from the original Am pentatonic only one note changes to form the Dm pentatonic, E to F and  to form the Em pentatonic the C changes to a B

the same concept applies to the major pentatonic scales  using C major as an example
G: G_A_B_D_E_G
F: F_G_A_C_D_F

C: C_D_E_G_A
F: C_D_F_G_A
G: B_D_E_G_A

you can find backing tracks (as well as lessons and guitar refewrance material) to practice your soloing here
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Pentatonic Scale refrence

Major Scalerefrence
Intervals and steps
Interval: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Semi-notes: 2 – 2 – 1 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 1
Formula: Whole, Whole, Half, Whole, Whole, Whole, Half

Natural Minor Scale refrence
Intervals and steps
Interval: 1, 2, b3, 4, 5, b6, b7
Semi-notes: 2 – 1 – 2 – 2 – 1 – 2 – 2
Formula: Whole, Half, Whole, Whole, Half, Whole, Whole
Relative keys – major and minor  if you want to know the relative minor just go to the sixth degree in the major scale.
C – Am    F – Dm
G – Em    Bb – Gm
D – Bm    Eb – Cm
A – F#m  Ab – Fm
E – C#m  Db – Bbm
B – G#m  Gb – Ebm
F# – D#m Cb – Abm
C# – A#m

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How to work out the chords to a song

work out melody this will tell you the key major\minor happy\sad
know the Diatonic chords in the key number them I(1) ii iii(3) IV V(5) IV Viidim
which notes are chord tones or passing tones 
chord notes on strong beats in a 4/4 tune beats 1&3 if jaz\swing 2&4
break the melody into phrases 
find the chord tones in the phrase 
determine which of the Diatonic chords contain those notes try them choose best fit
think about tension and release V to I chord
some popular chord progressions that may be helpful
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Children’s Songs

the concept is to have the kids participate as much as possible
If You’re Happy (0:03)
Hokey Pokey (1:31)
Head Shoulders (3:13)
Zoo Song (10:23)
 Old MacDonld had a farm – Nursery Rhymes (32:32) teach them the chorus of substitute please for peace and rap situations where we say please and thank you in place of john and yoko rap
for future reference