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Lead Level 2
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This fingering pattern matches in with the A
shape bar chord. So wherever you play the A
shape bar chord then you use this scale for
lead playing to get that minor pentatonic
sound e.g. to play in the key of A use the
pattern at the twelfth fret where you play
the A shape bar chord for A.
The chord and the scale share the same tonic
note, which is on string 5. Another common
name for the tonic note is root note –
comparing the note to the root of a tree. The
root note is the beginning or foundation from
which you can either build the chord or build
the scale.
CORRECT POSITION FOR THE
MINOR PENTATONIC SCALE - PATTERN 4
FOR THE KEY OF A
A Shape Chord
O
O
O
O
O
O
A Shape Minor Pentatonic Scale.
As a finger chart – read left to right for each string.
O
O
O
O
O
O
As TAB.
Now you can improvise to any blues or rock
song in the key of A (or for that matter in
any key just by starting in the right
position).
Both share string 5 as their
tonic or root note. Shown as