Minor Pentatonic

Intro

Minor Pentatonic - Intro

Learn how to play the Minor Pentatonic!

Find the Minor Pentatonic Intro below.

Em shape

Minor Pentatonic Em shape

Learn how to play the Em shaped Minor Pentatonic!

Go to Minor Pentatonic Em shape.

Am shape

Minor Pentatonic Am shape

Learn how to play the Am shaped Minor Pentatonic!

Go to Minor Pentatonic Am shape.

Dm shape

Minor Pentatonic Dm shape

Learn how to play the Dm shaped Minor Pentatonic!

Go to Minor Pentatonic Dm shape.

Gm shape

Minor Pentatonic Gm shape

Learn how to play the Gm shaped Minor Pentatonic!

Go to Minor Pentatonic Gm shape.

Cm shape

Minor Pentatonic Cm shape

Learn how to play the Cm shaped Minor Pentatonic!

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Connect Shapes

Connect Minor Pentatonic Shapes

Learn how to connect the Minor Pentatonic shapes!

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Cycle Of 4ths

Minor Pentatonic Cycle Of 4ths

Run the Minor Pentatonic through the Cycle Of 4ths!

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Improvisation

Minor Pentatonic Improvisation

Learn how to Improvise with the Minor Pentatonic!

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Minor pentatonic Guitar Conspiracy lesson

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 Blues Jam Tracks.

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.

To use the minor pentatonic in this way, improvise over 2 Chord Loops.

All three eBooks; Blues Jam Tracks, 2 Chord Loops and the Work Book come with with hundreds of mp3′s, video lessons and full TAB for you to practice the minor pentatonic scale to.

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