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Minor Pentatonic Scale (Guitar Lesson BC-176) Guitar for beginners Stage 7

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    Hello, how're you doing? Justin here.
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    In this lesson today we're going to be checking out the minor pentatonic scale.
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    Now, I don't want you to get scared. I know, scales kinda sound like they're gonna be nasty
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    and really boring but actually scales are pretty damn cool.
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    And the reason that scales are cool is
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    because they teach you the notes that you can use when you improvise.
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    So what we're gonna be doing now is checking out this very first scale called the minor pentatonic scale
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    and it's the scale that most guitar players learn first and for a lot of guitar players it's the only scale
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    they ever learn. It's got a lot of mileage. You use it for Blues and Rock and even in Jazz and Country.
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    It's a really, really useful, excellent sounding scale and one that you'll use
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    and for as long as you play guitar you'll be using this scale.
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    So, what we're gonna do is, we're gonna learn it just to play it up and down
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    and work on making sure that we've got our fingers stretched out right.
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    Now, if you've been doing the preparation exercices properly that I've told you about,
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    about, you know, working your fingers up and down and picking the strings individually
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    you're probably not gonna find playing the scale very difficult.
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    So, let's get stuck in now and learn our very first scale: the A minor pentatonic.
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    OK, here we are for a look at the A minor pentatonic scale.
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    So, we're starting here with our first finger in the 5th fret of the thickest string.
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    So, this is the root note, this is the note A.
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    . . .
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    Then we reach up with our fourth finger into the 8th fret.
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    You can see it's kinda one finger per fret here.
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    We got first finger is going in the 5th, second finger in the 6th, third finger sits in the 7th
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    and little finger reaches the 8th.
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    Of course, we don't need to put those other two now
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    'cause at this point we're just playing those two notes, but just be aware of that nice spacing.
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    Then we move on to the next string [plays]. We play first finger and third finger in the 7th fret.
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    Onto the next string: First finger in the 5th fret, third finger in the 7th fret.
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    Now we're onto the 3rd string: First finger 5th fret, third finger 7th fret.
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    2nd string: first finger on the 5th fret, little finger in the 8th fret.
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    First finger in the 5th fret - now we're on the thinnest string - and little finger in the 8th fret.
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    Now we're going straight back down. So we play that note there with the first finger
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    in the 5th fret thinnest string. It's like a tongue twister.
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    Little finger on the 8th fret of the 2nd string, down to the first finger.
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    Now we're onto the 3rd string: third finger in the 7th fret, first finger in the 5th fret.
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    Onto the 4th string: third finger in the 7th fret, first finger in the 5th fret.
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    Next string: third finger in the 7th fret, first finger in the 5th fret.
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    Onto the thickest string now: little finger in the 8th fret, first finger in the 5th fret.
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    Now I'm gonna play it once up and down for you, still nice and slowly but without all the talking.
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    Here we go:
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    . . .
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    And a little faster:
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    . . .
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    Now, I have this scale on the web site as both a neck diagram
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    which is usually the easiest way to learn a scale but it's also written there in tab, in regular notation
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    and you can also see the finger numbers under the tab. The 1-4, 1-3, 1-3, 1-3, 1-4, 1-4 thing.
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    Now it's a really, really simple box pattern to remember.
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    Just remember that it starts on the thickest string with 1-4,
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    then it's a bunch of 1-3, 1-3 finger groupings and then 1-4, 1-4 on the thinnest two strings.
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    Make sure that you're playing it correctly on the way up and on the way down
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    and that you check out the fret numbers that you should be playing so it doesn't go...
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    Some people try and go up the strings coming 'down'.
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    Putting 'up': it's down, descending the scale and you get this kinda
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    . . .
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    This isn't right. It should be
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    . . .
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    Just be careful with that. Check the tab if you're unsure with the tab there's a ...
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    One of the lessons in the early hundreds. Can't remember what lesson number
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    off the top of my head now but "How to read tab".
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    There's a lesson on that. So check that out on the web site.
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    I'll stick a link in the lesson as well for those confused by the tab.
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    This is a really, really, really class little scale to check out.
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    There's loads of different ways of playing it, loads of tricks to playing it.
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    We use it for Blues and string bending and all sorts of cool stuff.
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    So do have a go at that now. When you feel kinda confident with this,
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    maybe toward the end of the course, if you wanna experiment a bit more with your lead guitar.
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    You might wanna check out my Blues Lead Guitar Series which is online and on DVD.
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    It's a very, very cool little set
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    and that's a perfect follow one for after you've finished the Beginner's Course.
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    So, you might wanna bear that in mind, too, but more on that another time.
Títol:
Minor Pentatonic Scale (Guitar Lesson BC-176) Guitar for beginners Stage 7
Descripció:

This is Stage 7, Lesson 6 of Justin's Beginner Guitar Course.

This video you to the minor pentatonic scale.

The Justinguitar Beginners Guitar Course, a series of over 100 lessons on guitar for beginners. Text support is on the web site and also in a proper old skool paper book which can be ordered from the web site of your local music store :)

Taught by Justin Sandercoe.

Full support at the justinguitar web site where you will find hundreds of lessons on a wide range of subjects, and all the scales and chords that you will ever need! There is a great forum too to get help, no matter what the problem.

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Video Language:
English
Team:
JustinGuitar (legacy)
Projecte:
Beginners Course (BC)
Duration:
05:28

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