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The Major Pentatonic Scale

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Now that you have a better understanding of how to approach the major penatonic scale, let's put it all together by having you demonstrate a few examples. Make sure you play all the example ascending and descending.

1. Play the G major pentatonic scale in open position as well like we did exploring the C major pentatonic in Lesson 3; moving up the roots string (LOW E), using open strings when available.
2. Connect the two patterns on A string of F major pentatonic . This is literally only one half step higher than our patterns in Lesson 5.
3. Lastly, once you feel you have ll these concepts under your fingers; go back and review each exercise all the while naming each note that you play. This demonstrates your knowledge of the fret board.

The major pentatonic scale, while often overlooked, is an essential tool for soloing in every genre. It's presence in rock guitar lead playing helps us find essential patterns that feel comfortable on the guitar as well as sound awfully familiar to our ears. Take the time to explore more patterns of this scale as well as examples of it's use in your own musical universe.