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Learning to play the Blues     For Guitar Teachers and Students

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MODULE 4

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M4 - Project  2  One of the Best Secrets

Chord shapes within the Pentatonic Patterns

A - One of the Best Secrets


One of the best secrets to soloing is recognising the chords that are within any scale

Look at the picture below

The BLUE Numbers are the notes for the A major Pentatonic (also known as the F# minor Pentatonic)

Notice I have highlighted the chords of A Major (the RED Ovals) in the 1st 2nd and 3rd position on the guitar neck


Notice how every note of the A Major chord falls on a note of the A major Pentatonic (also known as the F# minor Pentatonic)

Study this picture below

C - NOW LOOK AT PICTURE 2


Notice how every note of the A minor chord falls on a note of the A minor Pentatonic (also known as the C Major Pentatonic)




D - UNDERSTANDING THE MINOR CHORD FORMULA 1 - b3 - 5


The minor chords are made up of the 1st flat 3rd and 5th of the scale 1 - b3 - 5 but the chord formula was not reflected in the picture 2 above as this is showing the minor pentatonic scale and all chord formulas are related to their major scale.  

Here in picture 3 below you can see the A Major Scale shown with all the Blue Numbers 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-1 and the A minor chord selected (RED Ovals)

Now you can see the notes of the minor chord in relation to its major scale 1 - b3 - 5

A major Pentatonic (also known as the F# minor Pentatonic)

A Major Chord in

1st position

A Major Chord in

2nd position

A Major Chord in

3rd position

B - Know your basic Chord Theory


Remember any Major Chord is made up of the 1st 3rd and 5th notes of its scale 1 - 3 - 5 as you can see in the picture 1 above

NOTE In picture 2 below the minor chords are made up of the 1st flat 3rd and 5th of the scale 1 - b3 - 5 but the chord formula is not reflected in the picture 2 below as this is showing the minor pentatonic scale and all chord formulas are related to their major scale.  See picture 3 below

If you are finding any of this a little confusing then definitely study these two modules in the links below

1 Easy Practical Theory Module


2 Guitar Chords for Beginners


Both these Modules are very important and easy to follow

A minor Pentatonic (also known as the C Major Pentatonic)

A Minor Chord in

1st position

A Minor Chord

In 2nd position

A Minor Chord in

3rd position

A minor chord shown in relation to the A Major Scale

REMEMBER

If you are finding any of this a little confusing then definitely study these two modules in the links below

1 Easy Practical Theory Module


2 Guitar Chords for Beginners


Both these Modules are very important and easy to follow