An overview of pentatonic scales, and how we'll use them as a framework for more complex ideas.
The Power of Pentatonics #1: Intro & Overview
- #1: Introduction and Overview
- #2: Mapping the Fretboard (Major Pentatonics as an extension of the CAGED system)
- #3: Sample Licks in the Major Pentatonic
- #4: The The Major Blues Scale
- #5. Chromatic embellishments in the Major Pentatonic
- #6: Sample licks in the Major Pent. with Chromaticism
- #7: Converting to the Minor Pentatonic
- #8: Sample licks in the Minor Pentatonic
- #9: Embellishing the Minor Pentatonic
- #10: Sample licks w/ Minor Pent. (embellished)
- #11: Well Known Riffs w/ Blues Scale
- #12: Adding the Maj. 3rd to the Minor Pent.
- #13: Example Blues Licks
- #14: Horizontal Pentatonics
- #15: Expanding to Major Scale/Ionian Mode
- #16: Expanding to Lydian Mode
- #17: Expanding to Mixolydian Mode
- #18: Expanding to Aeolian Mode
- #19: Expanding to Dorian Mode
- #20: Expanding to Phrygian Mode
Most guitar players learn the pentatonic scale (at least one fingering of it) very early on. In your first couple of guitar lessons, you could learn a pentatonic scale, and almost instantly be able to play “Sunshine Of Your Love,” “Paranoid,” “Blue Sky,” and plenty of other great music.
The good news is that, as you advance as a guitar player, you don’t have to leave the pentatonics behind. With the standard 5 fingerings of the pentatonic as a framework, we can build upon them to create major scales, all of the modes, and even jazzier and more progressive sounds too.
Each lesson in this series is short (most are between 5 & 10 minutes), and many have PDF documents available to help guide your practice.
Here are the lessons that you will find in this series.
Please note this is an ongoing process, and some lessons are not linked yet.
New lessons will be added as I create them:
More parts coming soon…