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In the first part we learned how to play the major pentatonic scale around a basic "box" pattern over a single chord. Please support fretjam: http://www.fretjam.com/support.html However, before long you'll want the freedom to play major pentatonic across the entire guitar neck. This lesson will help you build a large roadmap for the scale and open up your improvisation. In this video we jam our way steadily through several scale positions, followed by some wider "merged" patterns. With a few runs through, you'll be surprised at how intuitive your major pentatonic playing becomes. Don't forget to visit the lesson page (link below) for this jam in another key, downloadable backing tracks, printable diagrams and exercises. http://www.fretjam.com/major-pentatonic-patterns.html
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Using the CAGED system to build major scales and learn the fretboard.
Learn how changing pentatonic scale over minor key progressions can open up your musical options for playing melodic guitar solos. If you found this (or any) lesson useful, please consider donating to keep the free lessons coming - http://www.fretjam.com/support.html Thanks! I really appreciate it. In this lesson, I show you an alternative to playing the same minor pentatonic scale over a chord progression. By changing pentatonic scales with the chords, we can connect to those chords more musically and expand our phrasing options. For backing tracks, diagrams and other supplemental content, visit the lesson page below: http://www.fretjam.com/minor-key-pentatonics.html
Part 2 - http://youtu.be/Ju5PfXy2S4M Printable eBook with charts http://www.guitar-academy.com/YouTubeDocs.asp How to remember the names of the notes on you guitar in 4 easy steps. Step 1 - memorize the names of the strings Step 2 - memorize the names of the notes on the bottom E string Step 3 - memorize the names of the notes on the A string Step 4 - learn octave patterns Once you have learned to name the notes on your guitar you will always be thankful. If you want to understand guitar theory or learn to read music, this lesson will be invaluable to you in future years. But if you don't want to learn to read music or theory, it is still essential to know the names of the notes on at least the bottom E and the A string. Subscribe, to be informed of new lessons. For more information visit http://www.guitar-academy.com
Major pentatonic is probably the most commonly used major key scale, so it's a good place to begin with scales.
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But even if you're already familiar with the scale, this lesson will go further than simply showing you fingering patterns. It shows you how to apply the scale musically and intuitively.
The process outlined in this video and on the lesson page will help you to develop your improvisation and composition skills, so you'll know how to make music with the scale instead of wandering up and down aimlessly.
Be sure to get your backing tracks, exercises and diagrams on the lesson page...