Guitar Lesson 5

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Guitar lesson 5
 A minor pentatonic scale and lead guitar

Now that you know how to pick each note and have done a few exercises, it’s time to learn the pentatonic scale. You will use guitar scales to play lead guitar and build melodies. Once you get over this small hurdle, things will really begin to fall into place. In our lessons, we will concentrate on the Am pentatonic scale and the modes in the key of C major. Once you learn these scales, others will be just a matter of moving to a different location.

The Am pentatonic scale is a 5 note scale, penta means 5. The notes of the A minor pentatonic scale are A C D E and G.

(The little m, after the A note above, means the minor chord or minor scale.

Look at the illustration Below. This illustration shows the Am pentatonic scale at the root note, 5th fret.

A minor pentatonic 1  =  Index finger
2  =  Middle finger
3  =  Ring finger
4  =  Pinkie
T  = Thumb

It’s time for you to go review the Am pentatonic scale at the root note fret position and return here to lesson 5. 

Once you review the Am pentatonic section you will need to do the assignments.

  1. Use one illustration below to fill in the notes of the Am pentatonic scale, root note fret only.
  2. Use one illustration below to fill in the fingers used to play the Am pentatonic scale, root note fret only.
Three notes have been filled in for you to get started. Fill in the remainder of the notes of the Am pentatonic scale root note fret.
Two fingerings have been filled in to get you started. Fill in the rest of the fingerings used for the Am pentatonic scale root note fret.

Good Luck,

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