The Best Pentatonic Scale for Beginners

The best pentatonic scale for beginners is the A minor pentatonic scale.  This is the most used and abused scale. It’s also probably the most important scale to learn. If you want to be a very good lead guitarist, then you’ve got to know your scales. Many guitar players have used this scale in some variation to play the lead guitar. This is one particular scale that you have to be familiar with.

The best way to play this pentatonic scale is to use the four finger fret technique. In a pentatonic scale you can play each note with just one finger. You must keep your fingers in line to each fret. The reason for that is that there are many passing notes within the scale that you can use to create thousands of variations.

The root note of the A minor pentatonic scale is on the 5th fret of the low E string which is the 6th string. The scale is basically within the 5th and the 8th string.

To make it easy for you to understand the A minor pentatonic scale, I’ll put it to you this way. Let’s say the 5th to the 8th fret is to be labeled as 1 to 4, respectively. Starting from the 6th string, move down through the strings in this sequence: 1-4, 1-3, 1-3, 1-3, 1-4, 1-4. Each number corresponds to a note. Along the way of following this sequence, give each note 1 upstroke and 1 downstroke. Practice this scale and get a feel for it.

This pentatonic scale is a great way to start learning the guitar. If you master this pentatonic scale then playing the scale in other keys would be much easier.

The Best Pentatonic Scale for Beginners:

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