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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.
| 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.
- Use one illustration below to fill in the notes of the Am pentatonic scale, root note fret only.
- 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.|
- Tune your guitar
- Once you finish this assignment you will need to review everything covered up to this point.
- You should now know the six strings by name and placement on the guitar fretboard.
- You should know or be studying all the notes of the fret board including the Sharps (#).
- You should have each finger number memorized.
- You should be doing the fingering and picking exercises everyday.
- Review the open chords chapter, just get an idea, but don’t worry yet.
- Review the tablature chapter it will be coming up soon.
- Review the next position of the Am pentatonic scale starting on the C note, 8th fret.