(PRWEB) September 13, 2014
“Here is the cool thing, you don’t need to learn any new patterns”, says Johnson, “if you already know the basic pentatonic pattern all you have to do is go down three frets from any minor key to find the relative major”. Claude demonstrates this with an Am (A minor) pentatonic scale played in the first position as follows; 5th fret of the 6th string with first finger to the 8th fret with 4th finger to the 5th fret of the 5th string with first finger to the 7th fret with 3rd finger and then repeat that sequence for strings four and three and then 5th fret of the 2nd string with first finger to the 8th fret with 4th finger and then repeat that sequence for the first string. Next Johnson simply moves that entire sequence down three frets so that it starts on the 2nd fret which makes it pentatonic major. Claude continues this easy lead guitar lesson by performing various licks in both minor and major pentatonic so that you can hear the difference between the two. Guitar TAB’s are available for this cool lead guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.
A Pentatonic Scale is a musical scale with five notes per octave and is very common and found all over the world.
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 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com
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