This is so perfect for the beginner who wants to either start moving around between the pentatonic boxes - or start practicing key modulation when soloing! Thanks David!
allright!!! this is really helpfull...
Now i can try to switch between boxes.
this lesson is fantastic!
The follow up of your two previous pentatonic
lessons couldn't have been better!
Thank you! Eddie
jep.. very helpful stuff David. thanks
Thanks David for another great lesson!
The backing track is so soothing...
Great beginner lesson, this should be a great tool to help early guitarists move around the axe.
Thank you david ,, Atlast I found something in this site that I can think of playing. Please add more lessons for absolute dumb guys like me .
Really melodic. Keep up the good work!
This is a great lesson David. There really should be more like this one. Very melodic, easy to learn and fun to play. Thanks!
jazzy but tasteful in every sense good work
Cool lesson, but one quick question - Why did you choose to modulate to E minor pentatonic in this piece. I understand the use of the E major Pentatonic because we are in the key of E, but was just curious why E Minor Pentatonic works well with the C major chord(what's the relationship of the 2 - its not the relative minor of Cmaj- Is it because the Em is the same as the G major penta scale(relative Major) and the G is the 5th of C maj so its a strong note in C - I know this is more theory, but still trying to understand relationship of scales to keys beyond the obvious. Maybe I missed a modulation lesson in GMC. Thanks
Ha!, I was just about to ask the same question!
It could be that the notes of the C Major(C-E-G) chord are contained in the E minor scale (E-F#-G-A-B-C-D-E). Even though only the notes of the pentatonic scale are used (E-G-A-B-D), I guess they're nearer than you'd get using the E major pentatonic (E-F#-G#-B-C#). That's my theory, anyway. I'm sure someone will put us right!
Glad you are still enjoying this lesson guys!
Here is the answer to why we are using an E minor pentatonic over the C Major chord...
If we look at the chords of this lesson, we can group the EMaj7, AMaj7 and B to the common scale of E Major which is just an extension of E Major pentatonic.
Let's take that E Major scale and see what chords we can extract from it:
There is no C in that scale which means that we have to change keys there.
Let's check out that CMaj7 chord and see what kind of notes we have in there:
There would be several scales that could work here, but since we are working with pentatonics, I just decided to go for an E minor pentatonic which is maed with the following notes:
That's a good match to our chord. It's true that there is no C note in E minor pentatonic, but that's OK as that C we are simply passing through here...
That's made things clearer.
This is a very important topic for starters! good lesson!