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The Pentatonic-Scale - Pattern 5
on Tuesday 20 June 2006
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Well, probably the most used Scale in improvising is the Pentatonic
Scale. The Pentatonic Scale consists only of 5 Tones and it exists
in a major and minor type...

5th and last Pattern: You made it!!!

Like the first patterns we stay in the keytone A. And this pattern on
the fingerboard looks like this:

    14 15  16  17     OR    2   3   4   5

e |---|-x-|---|-x-|     e |---|-x-|---|-x-|

B |---|-x-|---|-x-|     B |---|-x-|---|-x-|

G |-x-|---|---|-x-|     G |-x-|---|---|-x-|

D |-x-|---|---|-x-|     D |-x-|---|---|-x-|

A |---|-x-|---|-x-|     A |---|-x-|---|-x-|

E |---|-x-|---|-x-|     E |---|-x-|---|-x-|

Remember: The notes from the 1st, 2nd.. fret are the same as from the 13th, 14th... fret

Practise: Play the second pattern from the the high E-string to the low E-string and back

e |-------------------------------15-17-|-17-15-------------------------------|

H |-------------------------15-17-------|-------17-15-------------------------|

G |-------------------14-17-------------|-------------17-14-------------------|

D |-------------14-17-------------------|-------------------17-14-------------|

A |-------15-17-------------------------|-------------------------17-15-------|

E |-15-17-------------------------------|-------------------------------17-15-|


e |---------------------3-5-|

H |-----------------3-5-----|

G |-------------2-5---------|

D |---------2-5-------------|

A |-----3-5-----------------|

E |-3-5---------------------|

Now you know all five patterns!!! Practise them, until you can play
them easily and smoothly!

Practise: Move the patterns on the fingerboard into other keys!

Now we take a look how the patterns can be connected on the fingerboard:

1 = Notes from Pattern 1
2 = Notes from Pattern 2
1/2 = common notes from Pattern 1 and 2.
3 = Notes from Pattern 3
2/3 = common notes from Pattern 2 and 3
4 = Notes from Pattern 4
3/4 = common notes from Pattern 3 and 4
5 = Notes from Pattern 5
4/5 = common notes from Pattern 4 and 5

    5   6   7   8   9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16   17

e |-1-|---|---|1/2|---|2/3|---|3/4|---|---|4/5|---|-5-|

B |-1-|---|---|1/2|---|2/3|---|---|3/4|---|4/5|---|-5-|

G |-1-|---|-1-|---|2/3|---|---|3/4|---|4/5|---|---|-5-|

D |-1-|---|-1-|---|---|2/3|---|3/4|---|4/5|---|---|-5-|

A |-1-|---|-1-|---|---|2/3|---|3/4|---|---|4/5|---|-5-|

E |-1-|---|---|1/2|---|2/3|---|3/4|---|---|4/5|---|-5-|

Important: The notes from the first twelve frets repeat themselves
from the 13th fret (that means that the notes of the first fret are
the same then on the thirteenth fret etc.) That means that you can
play the pentatonic notes from the first fret on.

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