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Extending the Range of the Minor Pentatonic Scale


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Comparing the two minor pentatonic scale forms

Notice the notes that are in common between these 2 minor pentatonic scale forms. The notes in both of these scale forms are the same 5 notes (A, C, D, E and G) just in different places on the neck of the guitar.

Basic A Minor Pentatonic

basic A minor pentatonic scale form

 

Extented A Minor Pentatonic

extented A Minor Pentatonic

 

When you combine these to scale forms, you can see the notes that are conected with a blue line are the same exact same note, just on another string.

 

Basic and Extended Minor Pentatonic Combined

Basic and Extended Minor Pentatonic Combined

Guitar Bob asks: Yo Cyberfret Dude. If the notes conected by the blue lines are the same notes, why do I need to play them in two different places? Wouldn't It be easier just to learn one fingering.

Cyberfret Dude answers: Well Bob it may be easier to just learn one fingering for a scale, but you miss out on a lot of different sounds you could get playing the notes on other strings. You may be able to do a hammer-on, pull-off or slides between two notes that might not of been posible in in another form. The notes might just be more comfortable to play in one position over another.

 

Page 1, back to the extended minor pentatonic scale form

Page3, Three mini positions of the extended minor pentatonic

 



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