Pentatonics & Hexatonics for Guitar

A Complete Guide to Minor Pentatonics, Minor Blues, Minor Pentatonic Add Major 3, Major 6, Major 7, & Add 9


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Introduction & Overview

This course is a complete guide to pentatonics & hexatonics for guitar.

Based partly on the widely-accepted “CAGED” system utilized by the world’s most prominent guitarists and teachers, it examines the following pentatonics & hexatonics in all keys and positions:     

-Minor Pentatonic

-Minor Blues (Hexatonic)

-Minor Pentatonic Add Major 3 (Hexatonic)

-Minor Pentatonic Add Major 6 (Hexatonic)

-Minor Pentatonic Add Major 7 (Hexatonic)

-Minor Pentatonic Add 9 (Hexatonic)

Also included are melodic patterns & odd note groupings for the development of melodic contour.

Though this course includes music theory, its primary focus is on the practicalities of recognizing, practicing, memorizing, and improvising with pentatonics & hexatonics in every key & position on the guitar.

The course also explores melodic & harmonic embellishments such as chromaticisms (passing tones, upper & lower neighbor tones, approach tones, & various enclosures), and double-stops, expanding the basic pentatonic & hexatonic sounds into blues, jazz, & beyond.

Objectives

Pentatonics & hexatonics are an excellent investment of your practice time, regardless of style, genre, or level.

By expanding into melodic patterns & odd note groupings, you’ll develop a more capable technique, and also a stronger ear for melodic contour.

Your reading, aural skills, and technique will continually improve if you integrate pentatonics & hexatonics into your daily practice; the course closes with a detailed six-week practice plan to show you how.

This course is a must for mastering the written & improvised language of blues, rock, jazz, and beyond!


Chapter One:
“A” Minor Pentatonic Scale in the Five “CAGED” Forms

1 & 2. “A” Form of A Minor Pentatonic (Part 1 & 2)


“A” Form of A Minor Pentatonic:

Fret-board Diagram with Scale Degrees:

“Thirds” in the “A” Form of A Minor Pentatonic:

Three-Note Groupings in the “A” Form of A Minor Pentatonic:




3. “G” Form of A Minor Pentatonic

“G” Form of A Minor Pentatonic:

Fret-board Diagram with Scale Degrees:

“Thirds” in the “G” Form of A Minor Pentatonic:

Three-Note Groupings in the “G” Form of A Minor Pentatonic:

4. “E” Form of A Minor Pentatonic


“E” Form of A Minor Pentatonic”

Fret-board Diagram with Scale Degrees:

“Thirds” in the “E” Form of A Minor Pentatonic:

Three-Note Groupings in the “E” Form of A Minor Pentatonic:

5. “D” Form of A Minor Pentatonic


“D” Form of A Minor Pentatonic:

Fret-board Diagram with Scale Degrees:

“Thirds” in the “D” Form of A Minor Pentatonic:

Three-Note Groupings in the “D” Form of A Minor Pentatonic:

6 & 7. “C” Form of A Minor Pentatonic (Part 1 & 2)

“C” Form of A Minor Pentatonic:

Fret-board Diagram with Scale Degrees:

“Thirds” in the “C” Form of A Minor Pentatonic:

Three-Note Groupings in the “C” Form of A Minor Pentatonic:

8 & 9. A Minor Pentatonic: Entire Fretboard (Part 1 & 2)

“A” Minor Pentatonic: Entire Fretboard Diagram:


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