Minor Pentatonic Add 9th

by Joe Kataldo

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  • Hi Guys, Joe here, today I wanna show you a way to spice up, old and trusty A minor pentatonic scale. Every ones uses it, from beginner to top player, but sometimes you can get bored by that five notes scale so, why don't add some extra notes?

    These Lesson Will Improve

    Lick Vocabulary
    Pentatonic Soloing

    Minor Pentatonic Add 9th - A minor - 95 bpm

    In this study I'll show you five licks. Each one is build around a pentatonic add 9th box, to help you learn them fast, and get the sound of this sixth notes scale in your ears.

    Theory Focus

    To create minor pentatonic add 9th scale, we simply have to add the major 9th (or second) from the A natural minor parent scale, in this case the note "B", leaving us with a sixth notes scale, with a more dramatic sound, if compared with the standard minor pentatonic.

    Pro Tips

    You can practicing these new scale, playing in sequence the minor pentatonic scale ascending and the minor pentatonic add 9th descending, once again compare shapes that you already know with new material, will accelerate your learning process.

    See You Next Lesson!
    Joe Kataldo

    RED = Minor Pentatonic
    YELLOW = add 9th (or 2nd)

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