The 5 Pentatonic Positions You NEED To Learn

2017-12-15T15:11:02+00:00December 15th, 2017|7 Comments

In this weeks lesson we’ll be looking at the 5 pentatonic positions for both the Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales. These scale patterns are an essential addition to your armoury when developing your fretboard knowledge.
With these 5 pentatonic scale patterns you’ll be able to move out of the basic, single octave box patterns we all learn when we get started. Instead of playing those basic Major Pentatonic and Minor Pentatonic patterns, you’ll be able run up and down the neck like a pro!

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  1. Tony Larkin December 15, 2017 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Brilliant thank you Mark.

    If you wondered about the email address I’m a psychotherapist counsellor, who happens to play based in a local church. can I clarify that our worship team place regularly most summers from for 5000 people. At something we call faith Camp, hopefully with your help and your wonderful lessons get good enough to play with this band.

    thank you once again
    regards Tony Larkin

  2. Jim Riley December 16, 2017 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Like to see more Rush

  3. Mike Nesbit December 17, 2017 at 3:53 am - Reply

    Really appreciate your lessons . I have been practicing diligently for almost a year and have made progress but I have so far to go. You are an example of where I can get to if I keep on going!
    I never appreciated Rush back in the day but I realize how tight and what a level of musicianship they have . Not to mention energy. I probably listen to Rush’s song Working Man at least once a day at full volume while on my way to work and would love a tutorial on Geddy Lee’s base line.
    Mike Nesbit

  4. Jeff Shuck December 17, 2017 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Please cover blues songs you typically hear at a blues open jam. I.e. Tore Down, Stormy Monday etc..

  5. Travis Allto December 20, 2017 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    I agree with Jeff, please cover some of Freddy King’s old blues songs like Hideaway to just mention one…also remember you are instructing a lot of beginners so watch your pace. you tend to move through the material quickly…

  6. Frederick February 26, 2018 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    You are covering some great stuff and it is muchly appreciated. If I may offer a suggestion, I find I learn much easier when the tab is posted in the video. Musicians such as yourself are so smooth with their playing that I find it hard to tell what your fingers are doing, but when there is the tab posted alongside the instructor, it is so much easier to figure it out.

    As for songs to cover, being a Bowie fan, I’d have to say just about anything by Bowie or anything that is classic blues.

  7. Frederick February 26, 2018 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    Oh, in case I wasn’t clear in my last comment, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the freebies that you do offer. Know that you are accruing some valuable social capital.

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