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When I first saw what the Minor Pentatonic scale pattern looked like when it was stretched across the whole entire neck, I was a little bit intimidated. Memorizing the scale across all 21 frets of my guitar seemed like a very daunting task. But as I went on to learn the scale I found out that it is not all that difficult. (more…)

 

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Did you know that most rock solos and songs are only played with 5 notes? No, that is not a typo and you don’t need to have your eyes examined. I said FIVE notes. So few notes you can count them on one hand. One, Two, Three, Four, Five. I know what your thinking, FIVE notes, there has to be more than five notes. I’ve see guys like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton go all up and down the neck! They couldn’t possibly be playing only five notes. But I assure you they are only five basic notes are needed to create a good guitar solo. Want to know How? (more…)

 

Everyone writes this kind of stuff a little different so I wanted to make sure that everyone understands the way the scale diagrams work.

Key

The starting fret is where the diagram begins. If the number is 1 the diagram begins on the 1st fret of your guitar.

The root is the base note of the scale and gives it that finished feeling.

If you have any questions ask them in a comment below and I will answer them as soon as possible.

 

If you are looking for the Minor Pentatonic scalein the key of either G# or Ab flat you are actually looking for the same key, so I wrote it as G#/Ab.

The first box of the Minor Pentatonic in the key of F#/Gb

Ab 1st box

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The first box of the Minor Pentatonic in the key of A

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If you are looking for the Minor Pentatonic in the key of either A# or Bb flat you are actually looking for the same key, so I wrote it as A#/Bb.

The first box of the Minor Pentatonic in the key of A#/Bb

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The first box of the Minor Pentatonic in the key of B

 B 1st box

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The first box of the Minor Pentatonic in the key of C

 C 1st box

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If you are looking for the Minor Pentatonic in the key of either C# or Db flat you are actually looking for the same key, so I wrote it as C#/Db.

The first box of the Minor Pentatonic in the key of C#/Db

 Db 1st box

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The first box of the Minor Pentatonic in the key of D

 D 1st box

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