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The Major Pentatonic Scale

This lesson is part of the course Theory for Mandolin and Fiddle with Chad Manning.
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Learn the basics of music theory as it relates to four-string instruments tuned in fifths. Chad’s practical approach will deepen your knowledge of chords, scales, and arpeggios, and help you integrate them into your playing.
 
 
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Learn how major chord arpeggios are constructed and how to find them on the mandolin/fiddle fingerboard. Chad explains that major chords are constructed of roots, thirds, and fifths: the first, third, and fifth notes in a major scale. Then he shows you different finger patterns for major arpeggios in bluegrass keys, giving you handy ways to visualize each pattern and advice about practicing them in different ways.
 
 
 
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The Major Pentatonic Scale  
 
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The Major Pentatonic Scale
The Major Pentatonic Scale
 
The major pentatonic scale is a great scale to know for improvising on bluegrass, country, and folk tunes. In this lesson you’ll learn the four main finger patterns for the major pentatonic scale and learn to see them as shapes. You’ll also learn to identify the sound of the pentatonic scale and how to make up your own melodies. Chad starts by showing you the major pentatonic in open position in the key of D and then shows you how to play the major pentatonic scale using the “capo position.” Then you’ll learn all the finger patterns for the pentatonic major scale.

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