#1
I have the idea of how it's played.but would you concider the blues scale a pentatonic scale?and i was taugh a finger practice that goes like 3,5,6 up and down all the strings.. would that be some kind of scale.. i practice everyday for about and hour..thanks for any help..
#2
a pentatonic scale is a scale that has 5 notes isntead of 8
its basically the same as whatever youre playing in, say Am for example, you would just play
-------------------------5-8
--------------------5-8
---------------5-7
----------5-7
-----5-7
5-8

yeah. and thats an Am pentatonic scale.

i dont really know that much about guitar, as ive only been playing 8/9 months but yeah ive been a music ***** since i was small.
#3
if u take a natural minor scale and take its 2nd and 6th intervals out then u have a minor pentetonic scale. a blues scale is a minor pentetonic scale but with the flat 5 added to it.
#6
The idea is that you should learn the notes in the scale, not the pattern. Although it helps a great deal to know the patterns you'll just get yourself stuck into a couple of box shapes.

However if you learn the notes then you'll have so much more freedom to express yourself.

http://www.zentao.com/guitar/theory/pentatonic.html
#7
Quote by Free
The idea is that you should learn the notes in the scale, not the pattern. Although it helps a great deal to know the patterns you'll just get yourself stuck into a couple of box shapes.

However if you learn the notes then you'll have so much more freedom to express yourself.

http://www.zentao.com/guitar/theory/pentatonic.html


+1.

Yes, learn the box patterns and construct licks with them, but also learn the theory behind the scales and why scales are constructed the way they are, for example why the blues scale has the b5. Learn how certain intervals change the mood a certain scale can create; it's arguably more important than memorizing the patterns.