John Heussenstamm


Video Guitar Lessons, Tabs



            

Introduction to pentatonic scales

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 # lesson description video
1

The five positions of the A minor pentatonic scale are shown. The importance of memorizing all 5 positions is discussed.

"BB's box" is pointed out.


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added: 04-17-2007
2

Explanation of how the A minor pentatonic scale is derived from the C major diatonic scale.


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added: 04-26-2007
3

Explanation of how the A minor pentatonic scale is derived from the A major diatonic scale.


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added: 04-26-2007
4

Explanation of how the A major pentatonic scale is derived from the A major diatonic scale.


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added: 04-27-2007
5

It's noticed that the A major pentatonic scale has the same shape as the A minor pentatonic scale, except it's 3 frets lower; not surprising given lessons 2 and 4 above.

Locating one scale from the other using your little and index fingers is also shown.


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added: 04-27-2007
6

The five positions of the A major pentatonic scale are quickly reviewed.


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added: 04-17-2007





guitar tabs for some songs John has played.

Song mp3 Key Lead tablature Last modified Chords Last modified Difficulty level
Spider In My Web   A 08-19-2006 08-19-2006 medium-easy; song sample only
YT Blues G 07-01-2006 04-11-2007 medium

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