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Old 07-27-2020, 08:16 AM
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Default Website with Minor Pentatonic Scales Starting in Open Position

Does anyone know of such a site? Everything I can find seems oriented towards electric. I can build my own scale diagrams but Id rather find something pre-made. Im more interested in e and a but it would be nice to find them all in one place.
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Old 07-27-2020, 08:29 AM
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If you have a smartphone or tablet, there are apps (lots of 'em) that show you any scale you want to see in any key, over the entire fretboard or position by position if you prefer. Minor pentatonic, major pentatonic, major, modes, all sorts of stuff.

And I'm sure you know this, but the minor pentatonic is the same on acoustic as on electric. You seemed concerned that everything is geared to electric, but when it comes to chords and scales, it doesn't matter...

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Old 07-27-2020, 10:33 AM
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If you have a smartphone or tablet, there are apps (lots of 'em) that show you any scale you want to see in any key, over the entire fretboard or position by position if you prefer. Minor pentatonic, major pentatonic, major, modes, all sorts of stuff.

And I'm sure you know this, but the minor pentatonic is the same on acoustic as on electric. You seemed concerned that everything is geared to electric, but when it comes to chords and scales, it doesn't matter...

-Ray
Thanks. By geared to electric I meant the diagrams Ive found tend to go further up the neck than is easy without a cutaway and dont include open or first position. Do you have any apps you like?
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Old 07-27-2020, 11:06 AM
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Here's a pretty rudimentary lesson link on Pentatonic Shapes. I'm not sure what you mean by geared towards electric, you can take a Pentatonic Shape and slide it anywhere on the neck of the guitar, lower or higher, or even the open position.

You can also add ' half steps ' into the pentatonic to make things interesting.

This link seems to have the meat and bones of pentatonic shapes, probably not the half steps, but once you learn the pentatonic and get comfortable, the half steps can come by ear.

I call them half steps, they might be called incidentals actually, not exactly sure, they are notes that do not comprise the pentatonic scale per se, but they sound good when playing a lead.

https://www.guitarlessons.com/guitar...c-scale-shapes

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Old 07-27-2020, 12:12 PM
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These are the notes in G major.

G=1 A=2 B=3 C=4 D=5 E=6 F#=7

If you find a G anywhere and play those notes, you'll
notice this pattern:

Start at G, whole-step to A, whole-step B, half-step to C, whole-step to D,
whole-step to E, whole-step to F#.

The pattern repeats starting right after F# with G again, and you can
run the pattern backwards until you run out of strings.

If you ditch #4 and #7 you have the pentatonic scale.

#6 of a major key is the note of the corresponding minor key, in this
case E, so those same notes are E minor pentatonic. This is all the
information needed to derive the E minor pentatonic scale up and
down the fretboard. This directly extrapolates to the scales for
the other notes.

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Old 07-27-2020, 12:55 PM
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Remember that old school book Hooked on Phonics?

I think if someone wrote a book Hooked on Pentatonics could make a million.

Keep me in mind when your book goes platinum



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Old 07-27-2020, 01:09 PM
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Is this any use?

Code:
E minor pentatonic scales
R = root note


 R O O O O R 
 ╒═╤═╤═╤═╤═╕ First position
 │ │ │ │ │ │
 ├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤
 │ O R O │ │ 1st finger for second position
 ├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤
 O │ ││ O O
 ├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤
 │ │ │ O │ │ 1st finger for third position
 ├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤
 O O O│ R O 
 ├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤
 │ │ │ │ │ │
 ├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤
 O R OO │ O 1st finger for fourth position
 ├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤
 │ │ │ │ O │
 ├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤
 │ │ OR │ │ 1st finger for Fifth position
 ├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤
 O O │ │ O O
 ├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤
 │ │ │ │ │ │
 ├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤
 R OO OO R
 ├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤

Play two notes per string for each position
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:22 PM
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If you have an IPad the Guitar Toolkit app will do that. It will display most any scale in any key and will either show note names or intervals. Its a handy tool to help you get to the point where you can visualize them yourself.
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Thanks. By geared to electric I meant the diagrams I’ve found tend to go further up the neck than is easy without a cutaway and don’t include open or first position. Do you have any apps you like?
Sorry I didn’t see this sooner. I have one on my iPhone called Guitarists Ref - it’s got about every chord voicing and scale you’d ever want in it. I don’t recall if it was free or if I paid a few bucks for it. It’ll take you as far up the neck as you want to go,but you obviously don’t need to play up there if you don’t want to...

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