Monday, January 28, 2008

Minor Pentatonic Scale


We have covered the major pentatonic scale in the previous post, let's take a look at the minor pentatonic scale.

Minor pentatonic scale consist of 5 notes from the minor scale.

The notes in a G minor pentatonic scale are: G Bb C D F (a common fingering pattern).

So when an instrument play the Gm or Gm7 chord, you can play the notes in the G minor pentatonic scale.

Have Fun.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Pentatonic Scale (Amazing Grace)


One of the most useful scales that help guitarists and bass players is the pentatonic scale.

We will look into the major pentatonic scale for now.

Major pentatonic scale consist of 5 notes from the major scale.

The notes in G major pentatonic scale are : G A B D E (a common fingering pattern).

You can play the melody of the song, Amazing Grace by using the G major pentatonic scale.

If you would like to play using harmonics, find out the melody first,follow by the harmonics on the bass frets and pluck near the bridge pick up(turn up the treble).

Have Fun.