#1
I bought myself the Fretboard Logic book and after a couple of pages my face was like

They present the CAGED pentatonics in this way:
http://www.highcountryguitar.com/gifs/caged_pentatonics.GIF

While i have learned the first scale in the image is the E shape instead of C shape, the second form they call A shape, i have learned its a G shape.

Now how is that possible and which one is right?

It got me slightly confused

This page shows how i've learned it (you have to scroll down a bit)
http://www.justinguitar.com/en/SC-002-MinorPentatonicScale.php
#2
As far as I'm concerned it doesn't matter what "form" they say it is. Those patterns are just guidelines to help get you started. Learn the notes of the fretboard and the notes of the scale. Then you won't be confined to and patterns, you can move around any way you want.
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#3
it depends on what note you start.
when you start your first shape on a C, it's a c shape, when you start on E it's an E shape.
just problems with name giving.
i just call them first-, second-, third-, fourth- and fifth-shape.
as long as you know where your root is, you're fine.
you can call them what ever the hell you want
don't get me wrong, but i think this whole CAGED thing sucks big time...
What?
#4
Like everyone else has said, don't get caught up in the semantics of the pentatonic. Yes there are five shapes (patterns) but they all depend on what the root note is and the scale notes for that key minus 2 of course so you only have five notes. It's much easier to figure out once you have learned all the notes and movable shapes on the fretboard but for now don't let it discourage or confuse you. The pentatonic can be played on one string!! So don't let this stuff get in the way of you progressing.
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#5
They are different because one shows the major pentatonic and the other shows the minor pentatonic. If you compare the two pages that show the shapes you'll see that the A shapes have the same roots and the G shapes have the same roots, etc, but the notes are different because it is major vs minor.
#6
Quote by B&J
I bought myself the Fretboard Logic book and after a couple of pages my face was like

They present the CAGED pentatonics in this way:
http://www.highcountryguitar.com/gifs/caged_pentatonics.GIF

While i have learned the first scale in the image is the E shape instead of C shape, the second form they call A shape, i have learned its a G shape.

Now how is that possible and which one is right?

It got me slightly confused

This page shows how i've learned it (you have to scroll down a bit)
http://www.justinguitar.com/en/SC-002-MinorPentatonicScale.php

im pretty sure its because you are thinking of the minor pentatonic while they are talking about the major pentatonic.

problem solved.
#7
Quote by Junior#1
As far as I'm concerned it doesn't matter what "form" they say it is. Those patterns are just guidelines to help get you started. Learn the notes of the fretboard and the notes of the scale. Then you won't be confined to and patterns, you can move around any way you want.


this. just learn the notes, and you won't have to get caught up with shapes.
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#8
Those shapes are provenient from the natural minor pentatonic. use your hear, and you'll discover that the patterns used are basically repeating the same notes, but in different positions on the fretboard. USE YOUR HEARS