Minor 7 Arpeggio Inside Pentatonic

by Joe Kataldo

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  • Hi guys, today's lesson is based on an idea that I came up with when back in days I was learning arpeggios. I realized that minor Pentatonic include minor seven arpeggios, you can get the shape simply removing one note. This trick helped me a lot and I'm sure that it will work for you too!


    This Lesson Will Improve
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    Pentatonic Knowledge

    Minor Arpeggios Knowledge

    Picking

    Soloing


    Min7 Arp. Inside Pentatonic
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    We will start playing G minor Pentatonic, box I ascending and descending, then we remove the 4th degree (in this case "C") and we play G minor Seven arpeggio, ascending and descending, and repeat this procedure for the other four boxes. This forces us to compare the minor pentatonic with the minor arpeggios, and in a glance will find that already know the minor 7 arpeggio all over the neck.

    Theory Focus
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    Everyone knows the pentatonic scale, that's why this exercise works!
    The minor pentatonic scale is made of the following intervals.

    Pentatonic:

    1 - - - 3b - 4 - 5 - - - 7b
    G - - - Bb - C - D - - - F

    Minor Seven Arpeggio is made of the following intervals.

    G Minor Seven Arpeggio:

    1 - - - 3b - - - 5 - - - 7b
    G - - - Bb - - - D - - - F

    Just one note makes the difference, removing the forth, you don't have to learn new shapes or fingering, but simply skip one note.

    We can also remove one more note, the 7th degree and connect minor triad with minor pentatonic

    G Minor Triad:

    1 - - - 3b - - - 5
    G - - - Bb - - - D


    Also the pentatonic scale can be viewed as an minor 11 arpeggio.

    G Minor Pentatonic:

    1 - - - 3b - 4 - 5 - - - 7b
    G - - - Bb - C - D - - - F


    G Minor Eleven Arpeggio:

    1 - - - 3b - - - 5 - - - 7b - - - 11 (forth degree an octave higher)
    G - - - Bb - - - D - - - F - - - C

    Same notes arranged in a different order.


    Pro Tips
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    To conclude we used the minor pentatonic to practice something we don't know and I showed you some other possibilities like removing one more note to create minor triads. This is because your brain works, learns and remembers faster when you compare some new material, with something you already know.

    Try to apply this process as much as you can when you attempt to practice new stuff.

    See Ya Next Lesson!

    Joe Kataldo

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