#1
when i play a solo (for instance a minor penatonic) how do i go up and down the neck while being in key. some suggestions or examples would help. thnx
#2
you can either figure out the names of the notes you're playing and map them out across the fingerboard yourself, or you can search pentatonic scale diagrams on google.
#4
Learn the scale all up the neck?

Example:

Red is the pentatonic, grey is the notes in the Em key, and the others are the notes that aren't in the key. Might be some mistakes.
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#6
Learn a Pentatonic scale to being, it will go anywhere on the fretboard to make it a different scale.

Just get the 'boxes' for it, and use them, preferebly learn them.
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#7
Because I started out reading sheet music on a brass instrument, I took my first guitar (a really sh**ty acousic) and before I learned how to play, I took off the strings and on masking tape wrote the note names of each fret on the neck. That seemed to help a bunch for the first month of playing, although it's not suggested if you like your guitar.
#8
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ill see people play like an e minor penatonic and they'll play on the twelth fret and stuff



In a pentatonic you learn 5 boxes, which go all up the neck. You just learn them.
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#9


There, A minor pentatonic all over the neck. For different keys, just move it around the neck to the appropriate spot (where the lowest note of "pattern 1" is the name of your key)

Get to memorizes that with your fingers
#10
When you think of minor penatonic, your probably thinking of the best known position of the minor pentatonic scale, which would be (in the key of A)

-------------------------5-8-
---------------------5-8-----
----------------5-7----------
-----------5-7---------------
------5-7--------------------
-5-8-------------------------

The thing is, a scale is just a series of notes all over the fretboard. The notes that make up the pentatonic minor scale in A: A(root note), C, D, E, and G. So if you play any of those notes across the fretboard, you'll be playing in key.

If you already don't know about the intervals, that would be the best thing for you to learn in this situation. If you learn the theory behind scales, learning them and learning how to use them in your own music is much easier.
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Haha, the guy above me totally beat me to the punch.
Either way, you still might as well just add two more notes and play the much more useful 7 tone scales (major, harmonic, melodic, neopolitan)
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