Pentatonic Minor Scale
Learning the Pentatonic Minor Scale
Learn the pentatonic scale in the context of a suitable chord progression such as Amin7, Amin6, Fmaj7, E7#5.
Pentatonic Scale Pattern 1
The A Minor Pentatonic shape in open position with appropriate fingering - Two octaves
Pentatonic Scale Pattern 2
The A Minor pentatonic scale shape in second position with finger indications - two octaves
The Pentatonic Scale - Pattern 3
The A minor pentatonic scale shape in the fifth position. This is the most popular of the shapes - two octaves.
The 'A' minor progression
The following progression in A minor may be played as an accompaniment with the pentatonic scales and lead patterns. The metronone is invaluable when practising.
Pentatonic Scale Pattern 4
The A minor pentatonic scale shape in the seventh position spanning 2 octaves. Includes finger indications.
Pentatonic Scale Pattern 5
The A minor pentatonic shape in ninth position with fingering indications - two octaves
Pentatonic Scale Pattern 6
The A minor pentatonic scale shape in the 12th position - two octaves, with appropriate fingering.
Using the Pentatonic Minor Scale
In the following illustration, adjacent scale shapes / patterns are used to create lead shapes for improvisation.