A minor pentatonics - and its extensions

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  1. Swede

    Swede Well-Known Member

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    I just did another quick video, since it seems there are still a lot of players getting in to the basics.

    Im not the best player by any standards and im an even worse teacher, but what the H.

    If anyone can learn something its all for the better.

    FEEL FREE to add on other positions, riffs etc that are based on the A pentatonics.

    I started out short here showing the first position (A root)

    first play it straight through.

    Then I do some variations, 3 up 1 back 2 up 1 back etc.

    you can hear a couple different variations.

    Then I add the flat 5th (b5)...that one added turn the pentatonic in to the blues scale.

    I hope someone can find it useful, if nothing else for a good laugh:):wave:

    This is the very basics of pentatonic improvising. so nothing fancy.


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpnEKvdOoRc[/ame]
     
  2. chiliphil1

    chiliphil1 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting. I appreciate guys like you who know what they're doing trying to help those of us who don't. I appreciate your help on my thread as well. .

    The position you're in there is the one where I know what I'm doing! I can play the minor pentatonic and the blues scale in that position, it's getting into the other positions and God forbid, trying to move from that one to another.. Maybe one day I'll get it.
     
  3. Swede

    Swede Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome...Its a lifelong battle for all of us. You can never learn too much:yesway: There is a lot you can do in that one position, this was merely the very basics..It really is never ending when you get in to phrasing and such.

    How i played it is correct albeit boring, you very rarely play a scale from top to bottom without breaking it up either note wise, or phrasing wise.

    But it certainly is as good of a spot as any to start.
     
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    Thanks for that Swede!! Very cool to post up something like this. Amazing how the whole phrase changes by simple variations. All the same notes, but the feel is completely different.
     
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    thanks ghostman....i know i always appreciate learning new and more stuff.
     

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