Pentatonic scale help needed!

Discussion in 'Guitar Tablature Discussion' started by Aka Oz, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Aka Oz

    Aka Oz /\K/\ - Ozy

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

    bjr Lady of the Evening

  3. har1s

    har1s <b>Untitled</b>

    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. Aka Oz

    Aka Oz /\K/\ - Ozy

    thx guysssssssss
     

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