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Date: Fri, 14 Apr 95 00:18:15 -0100
From: Andreas Itten 
Subject: INFO: Pentatonic 1 Lesson

The Pentatonic Scale I: (Andreas Itten "aitten@smile.ch")
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Comments, suggestions are welcome... (aitten@smile.ch)

Well, the probably 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. (The fingerings are the same but the root note is
moved up or down the fretboard....more later...)


The Pentatonic minor Scale works well over minor Chords, minor 7th 
Chords,
or Powerchord of the same Name.

A minor Pentatonic Scale (as example:) 

Pattern 1:
(Picture of Fretboard, The "x" indicates the Root-Note)
|--(x)--|------|-------|--( )--|------|------|
|--( )--|------|-------|--( )--|------|------|
|--( )--|------|--( )--|-------|------|------|
|--( )--|------|--(x)--|-------|------|------|
|--( )--|------|--( )--|-------|------|------|
|--(x)--|------|-------|--( )--|------|------|
V. (Fret)


Pattern 2:
(Picture of Fretboard, The "x" indicates the Root-Note)
|-------|--( )--|-------|--( )---|------|------|
|-------|--( )--|-------|--(x)---|------|------|
|--( )--|-------|--( )--|--------|------|------|
|--(x)--|-------|-------|--( )---|------|------|
|--( )--|-------|-------|--( )---|------|------|
|-------|--( )--|-------|--( )---|------|------|
VII. (Fret)


Pattern 3:
(Picture of Fretboard, The "x" indicates the Root-Note)
|-------|--( )--|-------|--( )--|-------|------|
|-------|--(x)--|-------|-------|--( )--|------|
|--( )--|-------|-------|--( )--|-------|------|
|-------|--( )--|-------|--( )--|-------|------|
|-------|--( )--|-------|--(x)--|-------|------|
|-------|--( )--|-------|--( )--|-------|------|
IX. (Fret)


Pattern 4:
(Picture of Fretboard, The "x" indicates the Root-Note)
|--( )--|-------|-------|--( )--|------|------|
|-------|--( )--|-------|--( )--|------|------|
|--( )--|-------|--(x)--|-------|------|------|
|--( )--|-------|--( )--|-------|------|------|
|--(x)--|-------|-------|--( )--|------|------|
|--( )--|-------|-------|--( )--|------|------|
XII. (Fret)


Pattern 5:
(Picture of Fretboard, The "x" indicates the Root-Note)
|-------|--( )--|-------|--(x)---|------|------|
|-------|--( )--|-------|--( )---|------|------|
|--(x)--|-------|-------|--( )---|------|------|
|--( )--|-------|-------|--( )---|------|------|
|-------|--( )--|-------|--( )---|------|------|
|-------|--( )--|-------|--(x)---|------|------|
XIV. (Fret)




Got It? Ok! Now play the whole scale also in other keys Try B,C,G,F#...
You should als learn the Patterns.

As I said in the Beginning, every minor scale has a corresponding major
scale. In our case (A minor) is the same as C Major Pentatonic.
Figure out the other 4 Patterns.


Hope You can use it....

Bye....



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