Extending the Minor Pentatonic Scale, Part 1

Extending the Minor Pentatonic ScaleNow that you have learned the two most important fingering patterns for the minor pentatonic scale, and have practiced it in five (or more) keys, it’s time to begin exploring how to extend the scale by adding other notes.

This lesson begins with adding two notes that are often heard in conjunction with the minor pentatonic scale. I chose these two notes because they are the two most common additions, and are used in literally hundreds, if not thousands, of popular songs.

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Remember, start slowly to let your fingers get used to the new notes. Only then should you build up speed.

Once you have these notes under your fingers, explore the possibilities they offer. See what you can come up with on your own.

Aim High – Play Low!


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