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Offline microsnout

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Re: BC-176 • Minor Pentatonic Scale
« Reply #90 on: May 15, 2018, 01:04:44 pm »
Perhaps this is a dumb beginner question but.. I learned this scale (from an outside source) starting with the open E string which is of course much easier as it only needs to fret every second note. So for the A root is there any reason not to just put a capo on the fifth fret and play it same way?
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Re: BC-176 • Minor Pentatonic Scale
« Reply #91 on: May 15, 2018, 01:13:16 pm »
Putting a capo on 5th fret to play the same pattern in A would be correct..... BUT.... not very useful when playing a song where you want to play a solo.
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Re: BC-176 • Minor Pentatonic Scale
« Reply #92 on: May 15, 2018, 01:22:45 pm »
Also, this is Position One of the minor pentatonic. There are four other positions.

It is a poor idea to do things just because they are easy.
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Re: BC-176 • Minor Pentatonic Scale
« Reply #93 on: May 15, 2018, 01:43:12 pm »
The major shift in thinking you need is to know that these scale patterns are moveable... all along the neck

The patterns at open position with open strings are exceptions and not the template for the others.

So the answer is no, learn the way Justin shows to avoid problems further down the line

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Re: BC-176 • Minor Pentatonic Scale
« Reply #94 on: May 15, 2018, 04:37:17 pm »
If you want to learn the open position of the A minor penratonic scale the root note is the open A string.
Use your ears to figure out the rest. The pattern is almost the same as the E shape with an adjustment
for the B string.

 

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