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Lesson 1: Intro to Minor Pentatonics

 

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Minor Pentatonic Scale

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You may have noticed that the minor scale covered in our previous lessons does contain some notes that should be treated with care, depending on the underlying harmony. That's where the minor pentatonic scale comes in.

This five note scale is created by omitting the second and sixth degrees of our natural minor scale. For example, if we took our A natural minor scale and left out the B and F notes, we would be left with A-C-D-E and G, which is an A minor Pentatonic scale.

This scale is typically the first scale most guitarists are introduced to, and is perhaps the scale used most often in rock guitar playing.