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Offline TB-AV

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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2007, 05:46:09 pm »
Sounds good, that's a really nice site too. Never seen it before.

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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2007, 06:23:07 pm »
Great i,ve found thank you bananajoe. While i,m on here rather than post a new subject, I am learning the major pentatonic scale. I have the first two positions down ok. Justin says position 5 is the next one to learn. Which fret and string do i start position 5?

It just makes it a little harder to figure out by jumping a couple of positions.

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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2007, 06:47:41 pm »
great stuff bananjoe!
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« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2007, 07:35:16 pm »
Thanks everyone! :D Nice to see this thread reanimated. I´ve since worked a bit on my
somewhat sloppy playing (inspired by some of the great posts on this forum) and hope to put up
some more tracks soon (can´t get enough of those nice comments  :lol: ).

And Hully, it depends on what key you´re playing in. The 5th position major pent starts with it´s root note
on the 6th string, 4th finger. So for example in the key of A that would be with your 4th finger on the 5th fret, 6th string.
Are you sure you meant the major pent? Often people first learn the minor one.

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« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2007, 08:13:54 pm »
i,m playing in the key of G major pent. trust me to begin learning the wrong scale first. oh well i may as well carry on now. lol

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« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2007, 08:53:38 pm »
No damage done. In fact the major and minor pentatonic are the same shapes, just starting on different frets.
But you have to know where the notes are located on the thickest 3 strings, then you can
figure out yourself where the positions are.
So back to your question: you want to play the 5th position major pent in G. You can see in the scale diagrams
that the lowest root note (G) is played with the 4th finger on the 6th (thickest) string. So you´re looking for the note
G on that string. It´s on the 3rd fret. So you´re starting that position with your 4th finger on the 3rd fret, 6th string.
You can use that procedure for every other position you want to play (major or minor).

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« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2007, 09:56:41 pm »
so 1st position starting point 6th string 3rd fret
    2nd                                4th string 5th fret
    3rd                                2nd string 8th fret
    4th                                 5th string 10th fret
    5th                                 3rd string 12th fret

hope this is correct

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« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2007, 10:16:32 pm »
You got it. But for practicing you would start on the lowest root note.
So for 3rd pos you would start with 4th finger, 5th string, 10th fret and for 5th pos
4th finger, 6th string, 15th fret.

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« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2007, 07:51:47 am »
YEEEHAAA!  Pass me that guitar,

Thank you for your time bananajoe.

cheers

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« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2007, 08:32:19 pm »
Gr8 stuff bananajoe. nicely played

 

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