Minor Pentatonic - Intro
Find the Minor Pentatonic Intro below.
- Em shape
Minor Pentatonic Em shape
Go to Minor Pentatonic Em shape.
- Am shape
Minor Pentatonic Am shape
Go to Minor Pentatonic Am shape.
- Dm shape
Minor Pentatonic Dm shape
Go to Minor Pentatonic Dm shape.
- Gm shape
Minor Pentatonic Gm shape
Go to Minor Pentatonic Gm shape.
- Cm shape
Minor Pentatonic Cm shape
Go to Minor Pentatonic Cm shape.
- Connect Shapes
Connect Minor Pentatonic Shapes
- Cycle Of 4ths
Minor Pentatonic Cycle Of 4ths
Minor Pentatonic Improvisation
Learn how to play the minor pentatonic scale!
If you’re only gonna learn one scale to solo with on the guitar it would have to be the minor pentatonic.
When practicing as the video exercises demonstrate, aim to clearly see the relationship between the minor chord shapes and the minor pentatonic scale shapes.
Once this connection is clear, take note of all intervals inside every scale shape. Measure your progression using the Work Book.
To see how any minor pentatonic shape move around the guitar neck in different keys, use Chordacus.
How to improvise with the minor pentatonic scale
The minor pentatonic scale can be used in two different ways when you improvise.
1. As a blanket scale. This way you pick one minor pentatonic and stick to it, no matter how the chords move. To expand on this concept you can add various intervals as well as mix it with the major pentatonic.
To use the minor pentatonic like this, improvise over a Blues.
2. The second way you can use the minor pentatonic is to indulge in the concept of new chord = new scale.
This approach will follow the roman numerals, you simply apply relevant minor pentatonic as the chords appear.
For example, lets say we have Dm and Em on a loop. Play Dm pentatonic over the Dm chord, Em pentatonic over the Em chord.
Learn more in the Intermediate Guitar Course.