Pentatonic Scales.

Geoffleaguitar's Blog

Pentatonic scales are wonderful things. No really they are. Firstly the name alone is cool.. Pent a tonic. Almost sounds like some cool cocktail all the hip dudes drink. “Make mine a Penta Tonic with plenty of rocks.”

So what is it?  Well lets look at the name again.. Penta  meaning five, and tonic meaning tones or notes.  So 5 notes. A 5 note scale. 5 whole notes of deep joy and sexiness.

This is the type of scale that most guitarists start with, for a couple of reasons, firstly, it pretty easy to remember and play the fingering, and it sounds damn good.

Lets examine the minor pentatonic first, why? Cos I said so and I’m writing this.  Most guitar players through the ages have started on the minor pentatonic and it hasn’t hurt or stopped them at all.  In this instance I have put the scale in the key of…

View original post 651 more words

Advertisements

~ by Geoff Lea Guitar on September 12, 2013.

One Response to “Pentatonic Scales.”

  1. Great article!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: