Pentatonic Patterns in Five Positions

by Emir Hot

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  • Hi Guys! It has been a long time I haven't produced a lesson. Here I am back with some simple A minor pentatonic patterns. This stuff is really essential especially if you want to improve your rock improvising skills all over your guitar neck.

    Five positions system for pentatonic scales is something every guitarist should know at anytime. I am sure there have been similar lessons but this one won't hurt if you include it in your everyday practice session. You can also use it as a good warm-up exercise before playing some more advanced stuff.

    Please pay attention on my fingering. When doing it as an exercise it is important to force your left hand fingers as shown in the first slow video. Use your pinky wherever you have 4 frets situation - use your 1st and 4th finger not 1st and 3rd. For example on the 1st string (position 1) - 5th fret then 8th fret should be played with the 1st and the 4th finger. The whole lesson is played using this fingering but that's not necessary in everyday situation when improvising.

    Notice that I start from Posotion 5 in order to cover the whole neck.

    The first slow video is just a quick reminder for A minor pentatonic in all 5 positions (see the scale picture). The real slow lesson videos start from the 2nd video.

    Enjoy playing

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