Look at the image below and notice that your one finger never has to leave the fifth fret. You can really burn up the fret-board using this particular pattern and position. Also notice, the A note is on the 5th fret, Low E string, this is the root note (A). For example, if we moved this complete fingering down 2 frets, to the B note, 7th fret, it would be called the Bm pentatonic, root note fret and you would have the same exact fingering pattern.
The Am pentatonic scale, root note fret, in my opinion, is by far the most important guitar scale to learn. You will use this scale as the building block to other scales and modes. By adding two notes to the pentatonic scale, you can play every mode in the major key. I highly recommend that you learn this pentatonic scale fingering pattern, you will be amazed how the musical doors will begin to open. For those of you who are serious and want to be part of Guitar Secrets, join now, become a Gold Level Member and I will personally answer your questions as we move through the lessons.
- Use theses blank fret-board illustrations to begin to fill in some of the notes of the pentatonic scale.
- 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 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.
- Blues rhythm and lead guitar riffs in A minor
- Review the next position of the Am pentatonic scale starting on the C note, 8th fret.
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