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Minor Pentatonic Scale

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Guitar Lesson Overview

This lesson is about the E Minor Pentatonic scale, first position (or Box 1, as it is sometimes referred to). This lesson is both basic and advanced, because I teach you the notes nice and slow. However, you will learn a an exercise where you take these 5 notes and create 2 slightly different patterns.

When played fast, as I do in this video, this exercise sounds really cool and impressive. However, speed is not the end goal, but the ability to make your fingers do parts of this pattern at any time, so that you create good licks and phrases from having practiced this exercise.

Check out this scale patterns course as well, I think you will find it very helpful.

So there you go, whether you are a beginner or and intermediate/advanced, I think you will find this lesson valuable.

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Comments on this video lesson:

drakal said...

Great stuff!!you're the best by far my

Comment added on August 09, 2014
Terry said...

Finally,a format that takes the time to explain everything in a easy to follow instruction.Thanks Robert,on payday I`ll be making a donation.

Comment added on February 01, 2013
Steve Z said...

This lesson really helps. I've been wanting to find a lesson with that climbing and decending feel. Could you do another on climbing and decending 3's and 4's. Your explanations are great. Keep Rockin'

Comment added on March 02, 2012
Noguche said...

robert
I am Brazilian, but I live in Lisbon Portugal and I have followed your video lessons. Thanks for helping, I am beginner and I bought my first guitar and despite the many difficulties I have found much encouragement in his explanations, thanks!

Comment added on October 11, 2011
Unnar Örn Stefánsson said...

Very helpful Robert, a brilliant speed
exercice:) You rock man!!

Comment added on December 31, 2010
Larry said...

Very helpful lesson. Thank you.

Comment added on December 11, 2010
Mark said...

As Usual great Stuff Robert.Definitely honing ones chops.Thanks

Comment added on December 10, 2010
Ron said...

Robert, I learn something everytime I watch your videos..Keep em comming!!Happy Holidays....

Comment added on December 10, 2010

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New Course - Comping with Triads -

Learn 6 common chord progressions.

NEW - T-Bone Walker Lesson

"You are simply the best teacher on the internet. Always cool, explain things well, and relevant stuff for beginners to advanced players. Even my kids are into your lessons now!"

I was chosen as the 2013 Next Top Guitar Instructor at Truefire!