Module 2: Pick ‘n’ Slick: Alternate Picking & Legato
2.2 What Is The Minor Pentatonic?
The Minor Pentatonic is a five (‘Penta’ is the Greek prefix for the number five) note ‘scale’ that contains the Root (1) flat third (b3) fourth (4) fifth (5) and flat seventh (b7) notes of the Major scale. It is arguably the most used ‘scale’ in popular music: especially that which utilises electric guitar…
The Minor Pentatonic kicks severe ass, and is – along with the Power Chord (whose formula - for those who still care (!) is Root (1) Fifth (5)) – the primary tool for rock guitar.