(PRWEB) October 25, 2014
To play the major pentatonic scale you simply just the minor pentatonic scale four frets lower. Claude demonstrates this in the key of C 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. By playing the scale pattern in this position it becomes C major pentatonic. Johnson continues this easy lead guitar lesson by performing some licks in major pentatonic over a backing track so you can see and hear the difference in the sound of the minor pentatonic scale versus the major pentatonic scale. More information on the major pentatonic scale can be found 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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