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mattacuk
post Oct 31 2007, 01:24 AM
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I have made this "quick and dirty" Video to show how easy it is to change key useing only one Pentatonic box.
Not a lesson, just an example of how to move Boxes so beginners can improvise in any key.

I start from Am and move up a semi tone untill i reach Em.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVRma_y020I

You can of course move up or down, and use all 5 of the boxes not just one which is what i usually do.


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post Oct 31 2007, 01:34 AM
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MATT = TEH PENTATONIC WIZARD

(Did I get that right? I think thats how you're supposed to say it blink.gif )


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Oct 31 2007, 12:34 AM) *
MATT = TEH PENTATONIC WIZARD

(Did I get that right? I think thats how you're supposed to say it blink.gif )


Wait till you see my crazy 3-note per string and sweep runs blink.gif

I was PM'ing with a member earlier on which key selection so this inspired me! smile.gif


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Well in all seriousness, thats a useful video, well done Matt smile.gif


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Thankyou andrew. I really need to get my amp plugged into my pc somehow as my camera speak does not do my tone any justice because its fantastic.


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post Oct 31 2007, 03:06 AM
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Awesome video Matt smile.gif thanks. I'll try it in 1/16 of your speed wacko.gif i'm so slow.


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Nice, you add a little bit more flavor to your practice than I do, heh. I like it.

Interesting thing is this kinda ties into one of the other discussions about memorizing the fretboard. Personally when I'm practicing stuff ( Major scale is really good for working all finger positions, imo ), I'll take a box pattern ( like the first major position with 3nps ) and do it on each note, excluding sharps and flats.

As I start each box doing the run twice, I say the name of the root ( from F on 1st fret to E on 12th fret ), then move up like you're doing. If I'm practicing slowly, then I may try and name the 5ths and roots all along the scale as I hit them.

I certainly don't have the fretboard memorized, but this has helped me with working on my stamina, finger flexibility, scale boxes and being able to find my way around the fretboard much faster than I could ever do before. =)


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smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif

Ok I don't mean to be offensive in any way! but I just don't see the usefullness in the video... basicly you'r showing that the same exact scale shape applies to all keys... but thats preety obvious(atleast to me it is)

Sorry if I sound offensive, not my intention!


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QUOTE (Iluha @ Oct 31 2007, 03:15 AM) *
smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif

Ok I don't mean to be offensive in any way! but I just don't see the usefullness in the video... basicly you'r showing that the same exact scale shape applies to all keys... but thats preety obvious(atleast to me it is)

Sorry if I sound offensive, not my intention!


Hi Iluha,
That is not problem smile.gif You would be supprised how many very new players dont figure out this simple "trick" for quite a long time!! Sometimes just a little demo helps to kickstart ideas wink.gif



QUOTE (exorcyze @ Oct 31 2007, 03:02 AM) *
Nice, you add a little bit more flavor to your practice than I do, heh. I like it.

Interesting thing is this kinda ties into one of the other discussions about memorizing the fretboard. Personally when I'm practicing stuff ( Major scale is really good for working all finger positions, imo ), I'll take a box pattern ( like the first major position with 3nps ) and do it on each note, excluding sharps and flats.

As I start each box doing the run twice, I say the name of the root ( from F on 1st fret to E on 12th fret ), then move up like you're doing. If I'm practicing slowly, then I may try and name the 5ths and roots all along the scale as I hit them.

I certainly don't have the fretboard memorized, but this has helped me with working on my stamina, finger flexibility, scale boxes and being able to find my way around the fretboard much faster than I could ever do before. =)


That sounds like a pretty cool routine Exorcyze!! It certainly seems a good approach. I have the entire fretboard inbedded in my mind now after useing a fretboard "trainer" for an hour or two everyday for six months blink.gif I could be found cursing at it most days this summer, but i think its been worth every second of hard work!! smile.gif


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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Oct 30 2007, 11:21 PM) *
Hi Iluha,
That is not problem smile.gif You would be supprised how many very new players dont figure out this simple "trick" for quite a long time!! Sometimes just a little demo helps to kickstart ideas wink.gif


Agreed - a lot of people are surprised that you can make a new scale just by sliding up a fret - Matt demonstrated that neatly I thought.


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Oct 30 2007, 10:25 PM) *
Agreed - a lot of people are surprised that you can make a new scale just by sliding up a fret - Matt demonstrated that neatly I thought.

I thought it was pretty good for beginners. I have no such use of it now, but good job man!!


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Yes I agree . Thanx for the video Matt. I think you can never get to many lesson approaches on a subject. Not all people grasp things the same so the more examples the better 2 thumbs up ,keep rockin Matt biggrin.gif


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Thankyou for the Feedback Robin and 1mpr1m1s!! biggrin.gif


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