Pentatonic Guitar Harmony

by Joe Kataldo

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  • Hi guys, in today lesson I'll show you and easy and effective way to create harmony guitar parts in 4ths and 5ths with pentatonic.

    Pentatonic Guitar Harmony

    • A minor
    • 105 Bpm

    The whole study presents a A minor pentatonic melody first alone and then harmonized in 4ths and 5ths.

    Theory Focus

    Three pentatonic scale belongs to any minor scale:

    1. build on the root: A minor Pentatonic
    2. build on the 4th : D minor Pentatonic
    3. build on the 5th : E minor Pentatonic

    All diatonic to A minor scale, so all you have to do is play the same melody or riff on the root pentatonic and on the 4th or 5th pentatonic to harmonize on the fly any melody nice and easy, and is what I've done with this lesson, you will first hear and see the melody in A minor pentatonic, then you will see the same melody played on the 4th D minor pentatonic while hearing both harmonized, and so on for the root A minor and the 5th E minor pentatonic.

    Pro Tips

    Harmonizing this way is so easy and automatic, you simply have to transpose the same stuff a 4th or a 5th up the neck that, that can be done real time live!

    See you next lesson,

    Joe Kataldo.

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