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Common four chord progressions include:

I-IV-V (C, F, G)

I-V-IV (C, G, F)

I-ii-V (C, Dm, G)

I-vi-V (C, Am, G)

I IV V I – (C F G C)

I V IV I – (C G F C)

I V vi IV (C G Am F)

vi IV I V (Am F A C G)

vi-V-IV-V (Am G F G)

Typical turnarounds are:

  • vi – ii – V – (I)
  • V/ii – ii – V – (I)
  • bIIIo7 – ii – V – (I)
  • vi – bVI7#11 – V – (I)

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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

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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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