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#536510 - 05/13/19 04:04 AM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Navigate & Learn The Neck Using The Pentatonic Boxes
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#536866 - 05/15/19 07:54 PM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Navigate & Learn The Neck Using The Pentatonic Boxes [Re: pghboemike]
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Clicked on your post, pghboemike, because I happened to be working on pentatonic scales this week, triggered by watching this video:

It discusses shifting scale to match the chord, that is,
when the chord changes from C to F, then shift the scale from realtive minor Amin Pentatonic to relative minor Dmin pentatonic. Over Gmajor comps, play Emin Pent.
I don't expect to be playing chops, but thought it would be good training .
My approach has been to learn the three scales (A-D-E) on one string at a time, starting with #1, the bass E string, and working my way down. Ever tried that?

Edited by edshaw (05/17/19 12:54 PM)
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#538004 - 05/24/19 09:53 AM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Navigate & Learn The Neck Using The Pentatonic Boxes [Re: pghboemike]
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This seems like it could be a useful video. Thanks for sharing!


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