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Connecting Pentatonic Patterns

December 4, 2016

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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