Penatonic Minor Scale For Starters

author: 0GibsonLesPaul0 date: 03/30/2009 category: guitar scales and modes

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The penatonic scale is a great skill to have when it comes to writing songs, or playing metal or rock. Here is a baisc A minor Penatonic Scale:
e|------------------5-8-5-------------------
B|---------------5-8------8-5---------------
G|------------5-7------------7-5------------
D|--------5-7-------------------7-5---------
A|----5-7---------------------------7-5-----
E|-5-8---------------------------------8-5--
Penatonic scales are probably some of the easiest scales to do. In this tablature, V = downstroke U = upstroke
   U V (keep alternating)
e|---------------------5-8-5--------------------
B|-----------------5-8-------8-5----------------
G|-------------5-7---------------7-5------------
D|---------5-7----------------------7-5---------
A|-----5-7------------------------------7-5-----
E|-5-8-------------------------------------8-5--
Now try this
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------
B|-------------------------------------5-8b9r8-5-------------------
G|---------------5-7-5-7-----------5-7-----------7-5---------------
D|--------5-7-----------------5-7-------------------7-5------------
A|-----5-7---7-5----------5-7--------------------------7-5---------
E|-5-8----------------------------------------------------8-5/4\5--
That puts a variation into it. Now, try writing your own solo from this A minor penatonic scale!
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