#1
Should I learn each different position then put them together to make one big pentatonic scale, or learn them together like positions 1&2, together, 2&3, 3&4 and so on then play them all together or what?

How did you learn them?
#2
I memorized each scale, then applied it to every position on the 21 frets most of my guitars have until I could do it smoothly over the entire thing with each position. The same'll work for you.
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#4
By combining them you mean playing the positions one after the other, or playing them in order, palying the note once

I hope you understand that lol
#5
Quote by Lollage123
By combining them you mean playing the positions one after the other, or playing them in order, palying the note once

I hope you understand that lol



Blending the positions together. Going down one, sliding into the next and going back up it, then down the next one and so on.
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#6
Learn the notes they contain, learn how they're constructed, learn what they sound like, see how they relate to chords and and learn how and when they can be used them over different progressions in different keys- the patterns are simply where to play them, and that's just a tiny piece of the puzzle.
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#8
Learn the major pentatonic and the minor pentatonic and conect them . Then keep learning the next shapes.
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Blending the positions together. Going down one, sliding into the next and going back up it, then down the next one and so on.


I remember feeling like a genius when I did that the first time.
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#10
Quote by Artemis Entreri
Blending the positions together. Going down one, sliding into the next and going back up it, then down the next one and so on.

I don't understand

could you go a bit deeper im not sure what you mean xD
#11
There is no right way, but you have to try a little bit of everything.

FIrst and foremost, memorize each and every scale. Start with the G form from the C A G E D. Its the one that looks like (hopefully this nomenclature doesnt confuse you. Play the X's and O's, do not play the periods:
x . . x
x . . x
x . x .
x . x .
x . x .
o . . x

Where I put the O instead of an X, that is the minor pentatonic root. In other words, if you practice that form with the O at the 5th fret, you are playing an A minor pentatonic scale....if you play it at the 12th fret, that is an E minor pentatonic scale. Learn that scale by heart and practice it all over the neck to play different keys. Now, in addition you should also practice staying with one key, and playing the different forms of the same scale all over the neck. To the left of the scale above, the A form of the minor pentatonic.

. x . x
. x . x
x . . x
x . . x
. x . x
. x . o
Note the common position of the O with the G form of the scale. The E form, which goes to the right of the G form:
. x . x
. x . x
x . x .
x . . x
x . . x
. x . x

Note how the common sides of each scale are the exact same notes (the left side of the E pattern is the same as the right side of the G pattern. I'll leave the C and the D forms up to you. I think you'll be able to figure it out.