Mastering Pentatonic Scale Theory, Learn to Build and Use Pentatonic Scales for Guitar
The Professor
May 19 2013, 09:21 AM
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Mastering Pentatonic Scale Theory

Welcome to the learning pentatonic scales page at GMC run by yours truly, The Professor.

The lessons on this page are geared towards helping you build a strong understanding of each of the various pentatonic scales, how they are built, how they are related and how they relate to chords and arpeggios when writing songs or soloing over chord changes.

If you are completely new to pentatonic scales, at least from a theoretical perspective, you should start with the first two articles in the list below. Then, feel free to move on to each scale in the list, keeping in mind that you can always return to this page for a refresher on a previous scale or lesson to keep your pentatonic scale theory chops sharp at all times.

If you have covered this material already in your musical development, then feel free to browse each lesson as a refresher, or to fill in any gaps you have in your understanding of the pentatonic scales, how they are built and how to apply them to your guitar playing and song writing.

Feel free to bookmark this page as more lessons will be added regularly, and as always if you have any questions post them below and I’ll be glad to help out.

Learning Pentatonic Scales Lessons

Intro to Pentatonic Scales

What Are Minor Pentatonic Scales

What Are Major Pentatonic Scales

What are Mixolydian Pentatonic Scales

What Are Dorian Pentatonic Scales

What Are Aeolian Pentatonic Scales

What Are Lydian Pentatonic Scales

What Are Locrian Pentatonic Scales

What Are Melodic Minor Pentatonic Scales

What Are 7#11 Pentatonic Scales

What Are Augmented 7 Pentatonic Scales

What Are 7b9 Pentatonic Scales

Minor Blues For Guitar

Major Blues Scales for Guitar

Breaking Out Of Pentatonic Box Patterns

If you have any questions about the Pentatonic Scales Lessons, or have any suggestions for future lessons in this subject area, post them below and I will be happy to help you out any way I can.

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This post has been edited by Bogdan Radovic: Jan 2 2014, 12:54 PM

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