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post Mar 13 2010, 01:21 AM
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Introduction
Hi guys my name is Andres Cuellar Wills.I'm from Bogota, Colombia. I guess a lot of you know me from a while now, but for those who don't here's the short story. I'm 34 years old, I started playing when I was 17 , and played for a couple of years. After about 10 years of not touching the guitar I decided to pick it up again 3 years ago. I suscribed to GMC in september 2008 and it's been awesome.

I listen to a lot of music, but am a Rock guy. My favourite guitar players are David Gilmour, Slash, Brian May, Zakk Wylde, Joe Satriani, Eddie Van Halen, Eric Johnson, Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan, and the list goes on. My favorite bands are Pink Floyd, Foo Fighters , pearl jam, alice in chains, faith no more, stone temple pilots, rage against the machine, MUSE and a lot more.

unfortunately I don't work in the music business, but I do love my job. I have my own business of Colombian Coffee(now you know why my nickname). I'm planning on realising my first CD this year, you can listen to a couple of tracks am working on at the moment Myspace.

Lesson
Maybe this is the first scale we all learn. The thing is that a lot of us , learn only the first position on the minor pentatonic scale. In this lesson you will find a simple excercise to learn the 5 positions of the pentatonic scale over a cool rock backing track, we'll learn it over the G minor pentatonic scale, that way we can cover the whole neck. Let's take a look at the main video and then we'll continue explaining the whole lesson:
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First position


This is the first position of the G minor pentatonic scale. It's the most comon position. The first pattern is a simple scale run in 16th notes , and in the second pattern we'll repeat some notes to make it more interesting and to repeat it a lot so we can memorize it.

e|-------------------------3-6-6-3-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3-6-----|
b|--------------------3-6----------6-3------------------------------------------------------------------3-6-----3-6-3-6----------|
g|---------------3-5-------------------5-3--------------------------------------------3-5----3-5-3-5-----3-5--------------------|
d|----------3-5----------------------------5-3-----------------------3-5----3-5-3-5----3-5--------------------------------------|
a|-----3-5-------------------------------------5-3----------3-5-3-5----3-5-------------------------------------------------------|
e|-3-6----------------------------------------------6-3-3-6------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Second Position

This is a very important position, its the first position of the major pentatonic. In this case it sounds major cause we are playing a Bb Major chord on the backing track. We'll use the same pattern as in the previous video.




e|-8-6-----------------------------------------------------6-8-8-6--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------8-6------------------------------------------6-8-----------8-6-8-6------8-6------------------------------------------------------------|
g|------------7-5--------------------------------5-7--------------------------7-5------7-5-7-5-------7-5---------------------------------------|
d|-----------------8-5---------------------5-8-----------------------------------------------------8-5------8-5-8-5------8-5-------------------|
a|----------------------8-5-----------5-8------------------------------------------------------------------------------8-5------8-5-8-5---------|
e|---------------------------8-6-6-8-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------8-6----|

Third Position

Ok we now know the two first positions, now let's take a look at third position. Same pattern. Take a good look at the fingering, of course you don't hace to do it like I do , find a comfortable way of doing it, and once you are comfortable with it, practice it up to tempo, but remeber go slowly, learn the position up and down very slow.



e|----------------------------------8-10-10-8------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|----------------------------8-11-------------11-8-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------8-11------8-11|
g|---------------------7-10--------------------------10-7-----------------------------------------------------------------7-10-------7-10-7-10-------7-10------|
d|--------------8-10----------------------------------------10-8--------------------------------8-10-------8-10-8-10--------8-10-------------------------------|
a|-------8-10-----------------------------------------------------10-8-------------8-10-8-10-------8-10---------------------------------------------------------|
e|-8-10-----------------------------------------------------------------10-8-8-10----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|--------8-10----------------|
b|-8-11-----------------------|
g|-----------------------------|
d|-----------------------------|
a|-----------------------------|
e|-----------------------------|


4Th Position

4th position, same pattern as second position starrting on the 10th fret on the high E string.




e|-13-10----------------------------------------------------------------------------------10-13-13-10-------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------13-11------------------------------------------------------------------11-13-----------------13-11-13-11----------13-11----------------------------|
g|-----------------12-10-------------------------------------------------10-12-------------------------------------------12-10---------12-10-12-10------------|
d|-------------------------12-10---------------------------------10-12-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------12-10----|
a|---------------------------------13-10-----------------10-13------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------13-10-10-13--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|--12-10----------------------------------------------------------|
d|----------12-10-12-10---------12-10--------------------------|
a|--------------------------13-10---------13-10-13-10----------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------13-10-|

5th position

Same Pattern as 1st and 3rd position



e|-----------------------------------------13-15-15-13-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------13-15-----------------15-13---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-------------------------12-15---------------------------------15-12---------------------------------------------------------------------------------12-15---|
d|-----------------12-15-------------------------------------------------15-12-----------------------------------------12-15---------12-15-12-15-----------|
a|---------13-15-----------------------------------------------------------------15-13-----------------13-15-13-15---------13-15---------------------------|
e|-13-15---------------------------------------------------------------------------------15-13-13-15-----------------------------------------------------------|


e|---------------------------------------------------------13-15--|
b|-------------------------13-15---------13-15-13-15----------|
g|---------12-15-12-15---------12-15--------------------------|
d|-12-15----------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|

First position one octave higher

Same pattern as positions 2 , 4 , and we finish with this one.



e|-18-15----------------------------------------------------------------------------------15-18-18-15-------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------18-15------------------------------------------------------------------15-18-----------------18-15-18-15----------18-15----------------------------|
g|-----------------17-15-------------------------------------------------15-17-------------------------------------------17-15---------17-15-17-15------------|
d|-------------------------17-15---------------------------------15-17-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------17-15----|
a|---------------------------------17-15-----------------15-17------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------18-15-15-18--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|--17-15------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|----------17-15-17-15---------17-15-----------------------------17--|
a|--------------------------17-15---------17-15-17-15------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------18-15---------|


Here is the G minor pentatonic over the whole neck:

G minor pentatonic scale


The lesson is in 100 Bpm , but I have provided 5 backing tracks at different tempos so you can practice it at different speeds.

Attached File  SI_pentatonicbegBT_60bpm.mp3 ( 2.04MB ) Number of downloads: 382

Attached File  SI_pentatonicbegBT_70bpm.mp3 ( 1.74MB ) Number of downloads: 298

Attached File  SI_pentatonicbegBT_80bpm.mp3 ( 1.54MB ) Number of downloads: 283

Attached File  SI_pentatonicbegBT_90bpm.mp3 ( 1.15MB ) Number of downloads: 196

Attached File  SI_pentatonicbegBT_100bpm.mp3 ( 1.26MB ) Number of downloads: 195


Here is the guitar pro tab with the whole lesson:

Attached File  Pentatonic_begginer_SI.gp5 ( 4.77K ) Number of downloads: 200


Although I recommend you to prcatice it over the BT and not over the guitar pro file, use the GP file only as a refference.

So this is it guys , I hope you enjoy the lesson. I would love to hear comments about it , and advices on how to improve for the next lessons. Keep practicing and see you around.

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post Mar 13 2010, 11:38 PM
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This is a great lesson!! thanks for sharing it!


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Ahhhh yes!
Thank you for the lesson, I am practicing my 5 shapes (this is a great lesson) but would love to have some advice on where the bends and rests are best used. I'm slowly figuring this out... huh.gif but for example, the 7th seems to lend itself to a bend into resolution... but some notes are just not meant to be bent! Also if I'm playing I-IV-V do I stay in the pentatonic scale of the 1st, or change scale with each chord change (solo in the key of the I, then in the key of the IV...) ... or is it just my choice? huh.gif mellow.gif huh.gif


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Great material man. Very nice to have in this huge database.


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Hello Coffeeman, Thanks for this lesson smile.gif


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Great body of work, man. Thanks for sharing!


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Great stuff Coffeeman! I'm adding this to the knowledge base SI portal inmediatly smile.gif


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Great Job Coffeeman ... Thank you for this.. smile.gif


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Nicely done Andres and well appreciated. smile.gif


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Thanks for your videos! Ivan Milenkovich also explains this in his Caged package lessons which are really useful.


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post Mar 15 2010, 02:30 AM
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Thanks a lot for your feedback guys, I hope it can help a lot of GMCers. I'll try to upload a couple of new lessons.
I really appreciate your comments.


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Just added this one to the Knowledge Base, will feature it on the SI portal too smile.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...nners_SI_Lesson

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Good stuff Coffeeman, excellent for us beginners.

However I think the tab you have given is for Am pentatonic but you play Gm pentatonic. I know this is good in that you can move the shapes but might be confusing to some.

Could you follow this up maybe with a lesson on joining the shapes

By the way thefirst video is a great demo of AP.

Thanks

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Hey Coffeeman,

Good stuff.

Somehow I can't see the tabs properly. Please see if you have coded it right. You can use
 
for the tabs.

Here is a screenshot. Attached Image

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QUOTE (Boson @ Mar 18 2010, 04:24 PM) *
Good stuff Coffeeman, excellent for us beginners.

However I think the tab you have given is for Am pentatonic but you play Gm pentatonic. I know this is good in that you can move the shapes but might be confusing to some.

Could you follow this up maybe with a lesson on joining the shapes

By the way thefirst video is a great demo of AP.

Thanks


thanks for the correction man , the first box was wrong , I tabbed the Am pentatonic, but now it is corrected, I'm planning on doing two more pentatonic SI lessons. Thanks for the comments.


QUOTE (maharzan @ Mar 24 2010, 08:32 PM) *
Hey Coffeeman,

Good stuff.

Somehow I can't see the tabs properly. Please see if you have coded it right. You can use
 
for the tabs.

Here is a screenshot. Attached Image

Thanks mate.

maharzan


That's very strange I can see the properly but i'll try to use the code you are giving me, thanks a lot!


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