Root Notes In Minor Pentatonic Scales

Locating The Root Notes In Minor Pentatonic Scales

If you have learned all the scale patterns that were shown by Gary in Lesson number one in this course, then now you will discover the importance of root notes in minor pentatonic scales.

Knowing scale patterns is one thing, however, the root notes are vital as they tell you the name of the scale pattern you are playing. This is even more important in this course as Gary is using “relative major” scales.

In each of the five patterns given, Gary details where to find the root notes in minor pentatonic scales across the neck. Once you have learned this lesson you will be revisiting this subject in lesson four of the course.

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Scales You Can Use - GMI Guitar & Music Institute

The chromatic scale and hundreds of other patterns are all found in the GMI – Guitar & Music Institute publication Scales You Can Use!

This full colour book can be bought either as a printed copy directly from Amazon, or as a PDF immediate download from the GMI Guitar Store.

Both books are exactly the same apart from the printed book including blank staff and TAB along with blank chord boxes for your own guitar scale ideas. The PDF book is 105 pages in total and the printed version is 152 pages in total.

What Is In This Guitar Scale Book?

  • An easy to understand template system that enables you to learn and play major, natural, harmonic and melodic minor scales over the entire neck in seven positions.
  • Included tutorials show how you can play pentatonic scales in 10 different keys within one fret board position.
  • Learn to play in 14 keys in one position using modal scales giving complete musical control over key changes.
  • Included fret maps detail a simple to understand root based system in two key positions giving you complete understanding.
  • Theoretical explanations of pentatonic, major, melodic and harmonic minor, blues, chromatic, whole tone and diminished scales.
  • A suite of “exotic” scales are included for those that are looking to learn patterns that are on the fringe.
  • Original music examples in music and TAB provided throughout Scales You Can Use! to ensure that you really learn the patterns shown. Open string patterns cover major, minor, pentatonic and blues scales.

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