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Old 10-28-2012, 11:23 AM   #1
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Playing pentatonic shapes anywhere?

Can you play, let's say, the minor pentatonic shape #1 anywhere on the fretboard?

I know that this shouldn't be so confusing but if I'm soloing in the key of A can I use that shape starting on the A of the 6th string?
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:21 PM   #2
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Yep, but depending on where you play it it will be in different keys. For example, if you played...
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-----------------------7-10- ------------------7-10------ --------------7-9----------- ----------7-9--------------- ------7-9------------------- -7-10-----------------------

it would be B minor pentatonic. This goes for other shapes/scales too, you just need to know which note is the "root".
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:56 PM   #3
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Thanks, man. I thought so but wanted some confirmation.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:37 PM   #4
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The scale is a collection of notes. Try to think of it as that instead of a "shape".

for the penatonic scale, you can play those 5 notes anywhere they appear on the fretboard.

learning the notes on the fretboard is pretty important to really get started
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:16 PM   #5
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The scale is a collection of notes. Try to think of it as that instead of a "shape".

for the penatonic scale, you can play those 5 notes anywhere they appear on the fretboard.

learning the notes on the fretboard is pretty important to really get started


this x 1,000

learn the notes, learn the sounds. people who just play shapes don't really get anywhere. people who play by notes, play by sounds, and use the shapes to guide them are the ones who experience real results. you dig?
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:03 AM   #6
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....learning the notes on the fretboard is pretty important to really get started

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Great advice. TS could really benefit from your experience. How did you do it?
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