There is a difference between the pentatonic scale itself and the patterns
(PRWEB) September 07, 2014
“There is a difference between the pentatonic scale itself and the patterns,” says Johnson. “The patterns can pretty much be anything because there is all of these different ways to go.” Claude starts off this easy guitar lesson by going over the notes that are in the A Pentatonic Scale as follows: A, C, D, E and E, which is just five of the twelve notes. Claude continues by placing his finger on a random place on the fret board to demonstrate that the scale can be found almost anywhere and which pattern that they line up with. Johnson says that you should know the five patterns and your intervals so you can play anywhere your hand takes you. Claude demonstrates an exercise to help with this as follows: in the key of A, just put your finger anywhere on the fret board and then build your pattern from that point by playing the scale as fast as possible without thinking about it. “This is a great way of figuring out where scale patterns are in any given key,” says Johnson. For more lessons like this, Claude says to check out his course Killer Guitar Control Secrets at GuitarControl.com.
The Pentatonic Scale is a musical scale with five notes per octave. They can be found all over the world and are the main scale used in the Blues genre.
Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com
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