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2. Using the Boxes.
Decide if you need to use minor or major
pentatonic and put your correct finger on the
tonic note. Finger 3 for minor pentatonic or
finger 1 for major pentatonic.
Now build the rest of the box around this tonic
note. Build a minor pentatonic box around the
tonic note of finger 3 on the middle string of the
box or build a major pentatonic box around the
tonic note of finger 1 on the third string of the
box.
B Minor Pentatonic. – tonic is on the middle string
(finger 3) of the box.
Step 1 – find a B note e.g. string 2 fret 9.
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Step 2 – build the box around this tonic note.
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A Major Pentatonic – tonic is on the third string (finger 1) of the box.
Step 1 – find an A note e.g. string 2 fret 7.
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Step 2 – build the box around this tonic note.
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