One of the most important pentatonic guitar scales is the pentatonic minor scale. On the guitar, this scale just lines up so beautifully, it’s perfect. Two notes per string, and lined up perfectly along a single fret as well, you can’t really ask for a more simple scale pattern.
The great thing about the pentatonic guitar scales is that you can play them over literally anything you want… as long as you’re in the right key! Pentatonic guitar scales have only 5 notes in them, as opposed to the diatonic scales which have 7, and the notes that are left out are the ones that typically cause the most clashes. Compare this to the chromatic guitar scale which uses all twelve notes!
One of the most common mistakes that people make is thinking that you must change scale patterns every single time the chords in the song change. That simply isn’t true… most especially when you’re using pentatonic guitar scales. If you take the pentatonic minor scale pattern taught in the video below for example, you can play right over all the chords in the key, and it will sound great. Guaranteed. That’s what makes these scales so cool.
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Pentatonic Guitar Scales: Minor
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