The pentatonic scale is the first scale any guitar player should learn. It is the easiest, and also the most important. Even if you never learn another scale in your life, if you master the pentatonic scale, you’ll go far – it’s that important!
With that said, here it is:
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The scale in this video is the minor pentatonic scale, and the scale pattern for it is below. The numbers represent your fingers; index being 1, pinky being 4. The red note is the root, and the others are octaves of that same note.
E: |–1–|—–|—–|–4–| — 1st string
E: |–1–|—–|—–|–4–| — 6th string
The tab starts at the 5th fret (Am Pentatonic position)
You can see the whole fretboard in the diagram on the right. The red notes are the root notes. Try to get used to seeing how the scale repeats itself. Every time you see a red note, that’s the octave, and it means the scale is starting over again.
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