The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes – Guitar Lesson

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What Is A Pentatonic Scale? – 00:48
Shape #1 – 02:12
Shape #2 – 05:26
Shape #3 – 07:48
Shape #4 – 10:03
Shape #5 – 11:52
Major vs. Minor – 14:26
Practice – 16:22
Jam Track – 18:50

In this lead guitar lesson, we’ll go over the five pentatonic scale shapes. These shapes are essentially the “Meat & Potatoes” of lead guitar. This is because they sound great over many styles of music, and are relatively easy to start improvising with.

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  1. Thorough, well paced lesson Nate. Nice job!

  2. Learned solos super easy now. Tnx!!

  3. I have a question, can you use the same shapes in one same spot in the frett… as in all in one place just in different shapes Shapes (1-5)?

  4. I suck idk how to fit this into my playing !!

  5. Good lesson

  6. If i were to move all the positions up one fret would they all still be in the same key? (as eachother).

  7. But what chord should you think about when you do the fifth shape

  8. Thanks! very clear and like you said, amazing to start doing some stuff, they sound amazing

  9. So Gmajor is the same as Eminor?

  10. Great video. Thank you. Very simple, informative and explained well. Thanks Again.

  11. Santiago Escalambre

    I just loved the way you teach. you are a great mentor Nate ! thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge, God Bless You Always.

  12. Yes Thank you. That is a lot to remember. But I will do my best

  13. quick question; is it a D major chord or a G chord with a D shape ???? is it a C chord or a G chord with a C shape ??? Chords VS Shapes ??? I'm lost; never seen those chords before

  14. G Major pentatonic scale pattern 2 sounds like Vivaldi! 😀

  15. Since all the notes of the pentatonic are the same, shouldn't you just learn one shape?

  16. this guy's savage

  17. Well explained

  18. Isaque Veríssimo

    Thank you so much dude! Perfect lesson!

  19. How did you figure out the chords from the scale shape?

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