Moving on from the Pentatonic minor.

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This is a little post about expanding on from the Pentatonic minor scale.

Most guitarists are fairly well versed in this scale.  We have the intervals of root, b3 , 4 ,5 b7.  The shape we will be looking at to begin with is known as the “E” shape.

Now the scale as a pentatonic is very usable it fits nicely on the hand and we know where to bend notes etc.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could add a couple of notes to it for a bit of extra colour? Well we can add 2 notes easily to make this scale into a Natural minor or Aeolian scale. If we add the 2nd and b6th we create this scale. Lets see what this looks like as a fingering .

I have continued on the idea by adding the Dorian scale as well so you can have a couple…

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~ by Geoff Lea Guitar on July 12, 2013.

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