Minor Pentatonic - Intro
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- Em shape
Minor Pentatonic Em shape
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- Am shape
Minor Pentatonic Am shape
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- Dm shape
Minor Pentatonic Dm shape
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- Gm shape
Minor Pentatonic Gm shape
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- Cm shape
Minor Pentatonic Cm shape
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- Connect Shapes
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- Cycle Of 4ths
Minor Pentatonic Cycle Of 4ths
Minor Pentatonic Improvisation
The Am shape is the closest looking shape to the Em shape, make sure you know all intervals inside it.
The Am shape in the key of Am will appear both at fret twelve but also in the open position.
Whenever this happens to a shape, pay extra attention to what open strings are available, there are loads of licks in there!
However, the most important part of learning the shapes is to easily see them anywhere on the neck.
See the open string licks as a unique bonus that happens in certain keys, not what you should be building your playing on.
The Am Shaped Minor Pentatonic
The Am shape sits right in the middle of the neck in the key of Em and often acts as a bridge between the open position Em shape and its octave version at fret 12.
Most blues players spend a healthy amount of time in the Am shape.
In order to get the most out of it, translate any licks you know in other shapes to the Am shape.
When it comes to practicing the Am shape, follow the video lesson, notate in Work Book (a part of The Spy Tunes Method) and go through the cycle of 4ths.