Guitar Lesson 6

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Guitar Lesson 6

Am pentatonic Root note fret continued

In this lesson we need to dig a little deeper into the Am pentatonic scale. We will continue to work on the root note fret, which is the most popular position to play this scale. Look at the image below and notice that you can play every note on the 5th fret using just your 1 finger. This means you can really move around this scale and burn up the notes. Playing the same notes of the Am pentatonic scale at other positions requires a little different fingering. We will eventually learn this scale in other positions down the road. But for now, let's master this position before moving on.

Make sure you've studied the A minor pentatonic scale at the 5th fret position, before moving onto this lesson.

Remember, music is repetitious. This scale must become second nature. As we move through the lessons, we will add to this scale. I like to use this scale as our building block. We will begin build the modes, harmonic minor, melodic minor and other scales and once you master this scale, those will be a breeze.

Notice how the A minor pentatonic root note fret starts with the 1 finger, on the Low E string, 5th fret. Then the next note is played with the 4 finger at the 8th fret. Look above and see those two fingerings on the Low E String. 1-4. Also look below and notice those two notes are the A and C notes on the Low E string.

The answer to the homework assignment is shown below. Notice how the A notes have been circled.

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