# Thread: Pentatonic scale help needed!

1. ## Pentatonic scale help needed!

plzz can any1 tell me abt da pentatonic scale nd how to play it........im confused

The first post only, since it gives you the shapes.

Pentatonic Scale with example

I'll give you an indepth lesson if you want one but it will have to wait a day or so....I'm a bit busy now.

3. the basic pattern of a minor pentatonic is this...

for example the A minor pentatonic

e-----------------------------5--8
B------------------------5--8--
G------------------5--7-------
D------------5--7--------------
A------5--7-------------------
E-5--8------------------------

notice that as u start playing this...u are playing the notes... A C D E G A C D E G A C

so the A minor pentatonic scale is 5 notes ( from the name penta means 5)

A C D E G A

now....c for urself the intervals between the notes.... the intervals are... one and a half step from A - C then one step from C - D then again one step from D - E, then one and a half step from E - G , then again one step from G - A .... (in my terms, i call this a formula for a scale (minor pentatonic formula in this case..)) now u can apply the formula to any note like B C D E F G.... u'll get its minor pentatonic scale... for example :

for a B minor pentatonic scale...apply the formula : 11/2 , 1 , 1, 11/2, 1

(in the formula...tht is not 11 divided by two...tht is one n a half)

so for B....add one a half steps .... u get D...then add one step to D, u get E, then add one step to E, u get F#... . then add one and a half step to F#, u get A ..then add one step to A u go back to be... so the B minor pentatonic scale is:

B D E F# A B.. .... this can be played using the basic pattern starting from the 7th fret...

e-----------------------------------7--10--------
B---------------------------7--10----------------
G---------------------7--9----------------------
D---------------7--9---------------------------
A---------7--9---------------------------------
E--7--10-----------------------------------------

hope u understand the minor pentatonic scales now...

4. thx guysssssssss

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