The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes You Must Know
In order to learn how to solo and improvise in blues and rock you must know the 5 pentatonic scale shapes. A lot of blues players tend to get stuck in the first pentatonic scale shape, but to be truly free and improvise across the entire fretboard you need to know all the shapes. And it’s not just about that. Every shape gives it’s own sound and feeling to a guitar lick. This is where the magic happens. This is where the coolness and the beauty comes through all these different shapes. Learn all the shapes thoroughly and when you do also learn them in different keys. The examples below are all in the key of A, but you can play these shapes in every key, just move the shapes up and down the neck. If you want to play the shapes in the key of G for example, all you need to do is move them 2 half steps down. Good luck and enjoy!
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