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The Major Pentatonic Scale

 
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Like we did with our major scale pattern, moving your scales up and down one string is another way to demonstrate a use of major pentatonics in your soloing. Using an F major pentatonic scale, we are using this key to see the relation between these pentatonic notes and the major scale from Chapter 1. Once we ascend up the scale up the scale, we will than descend the scale using the B string to again visually see the scale's possibilities in this regard.

The notes in the F major pentatonic scale are:
F-G-A-C-D

Taking this concept on the high E and B strings, let's take a look at an example of this concept in the lead style of Jerry Garcia (The Grateful Dead.)

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The Major Pentatonic Scale