#5390  by WSPHead
 Mon May 08, 2006 6:41 am
I have been working on the minor Pentatonic scale for years now and I am yet to venture out of the first position much when playing lead or soloing. Any advice in moving between minor Pentatonic positions would be much apreciated.

Thanks in advance!

 #5392  by mikeohiostate
 Mon May 08, 2006 7:41 am
Try this:
This one combines several different pentatonic patterns into one long pattern. It can be used to play a solo, as well as a transition into different positions. I mostly use it as the "path connecting each pattern."

In the key of G
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E|-------------------------------------------10--12-----
B|--------------------------------8--10--12-------------
G|--------------------------7--9------------------------
D|-----------------5--7--9------------------------------
A|-----------5--7---------------------------------------
E|--3--5--7---------------------------------------------
That longer pattern contains these positions of the Gmaj pent.:
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|------------------------------------3--5------
|------------------------------3--5------------
|------------------------2--4------------------
|------------------2--5------------------------
|------------2--5------------------------------
|------3--5------------------------------------

|------------------------------------5--7------
|------------------------------5--8------------
|------------------------4--7------------------
|------------------5--7------------------------
|------------5--7------------------------------
|------5--7------------------------------------

|---------------------------------------7-10------
|--------------------------------8-10-------------
|--------------------------7--9--------------------
|--------------------7--9--------------------------
|-------------7-10--------------------------------
|------7-10---------------------------------------

|-------------------------------------------10-12------
|-----------------------------------10-12--------------
|-----------------------------9-12----------------------
|----------------------9-12-----------------------------
|-------------10-12------------------------------------
|-----10-12--------------------------------------------

|---------------------------------------------12-15------
|-------------------------------------12-15--------------
|-----------------------------12-14----------------------
|---------------------12-14------------------------------
|-------------12-14--------------------------------------
|-----12-15----------------------------------------------