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The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes – Guitar Lesson



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What Is A Pentatonic Scale? – 00:48
Shape #1 – 02:12
Shape #2 – 05:26
Shape #3 – 07:48
Shape #4 – 10:03
Shape #5 – 11:52
Major vs. Minor – 14:26
Practice – 16:22
Jam Track – 18:50

In this lead guitar lesson, we’ll go over the five pentatonic scale shapes. These shapes are essentially the “Meat & Potatoes” of lead guitar. This is because they sound great over many styles of music, and are relatively easy to start improvising with.

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23 comments

  1. Thanks for doing this! What an excellent job! God bless you!

  2. your uncool niece

    I really just want to smash my guitar over a rock because I can't afford lessons and everything online is garbage and it's frustrating

  3. This is an awesome video! thanks!

  4. WRONG: ! Your picking pattern @14:00 descending should be down up down up….That way your pick will not be in the opposite direction…? Same should apply in reverse… Sending videos to my nephew who is learning and it sucks to learn picking pattern wrong…

  5. Thorough, well paced lesson Nate. Nice job!

  6. Now I know the difference between major and minor pentatonic. Thank you for this video! 👍👌🎸🎶

  7. Learned solos super easy now. Tnx!!

  8. I have a question, can you use the same shapes in one same spot in the frett… as in all in one place just in different shapes Shapes (1-5)?

  9. I suck idk how to fit this into my playing !!

  10. Good lesson

  11. If i were to move all the positions up one fret would they all still be in the same key? (as eachother).

  12. But what chord should you think about when you do the fifth shape

  13. Gonzalo Geraldo

    Thanks! very clear and like you said, amazing to start doing some stuff, they sound amazing

  14. Jacob Mortensen

    So Gmajor is the same as Eminor?

  15. Great video. Thank you. Very simple, informative and explained well. Thanks Again.

  16. Santiago Escalambre

    I just loved the way you teach. you are a great mentor Nate ! thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge, God Bless You Always.

  17. Yes Thank you. That is a lot to remember. But I will do my best

  18. quick question; is it a D major chord or a G chord with a D shape ???? is it a C chord or a G chord with a C shape ??? Chords VS Shapes ??? I'm lost; never seen those chords before

  19. G Major pentatonic scale pattern 2 sounds like Vivaldi! 😀

  20. Anointed War Gamer

    Since all the notes of the pentatonic are the same, shouldn't you just learn one shape?

  21. this guy's savage

  22. Well explained

  23. Isaque Veríssimo

    Thank you so much dude! Perfect lesson!

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