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Overview of The Pentatonic Scale – Lesson 20

Lesson by: SynGates.com

Sesha Achilingam

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Nov 11, 2019
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I was playing around with the scale holding the notes for different lengths to the clicks of the metronome. I found it more difficult with the different lengths to remember the alternate picking pattern, but its fun :) I'm also loving the backing track option on the lesson.
 

syn_pitts

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I didn't really understand this lesson. Can someone explain it really broken down? Not sure why how we went from playing a C Major scale to the 5th fret for example?
 

Conor Mason

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I didn't really understand this lesson. Can someone explain it really broken down? Not sure why how we went from playing a C Major scale to the 5th fret for example?

Hey, I hope this helps. We started with C Major and that scale. In this lesson we are doing the Am Pentatonic scale, since it's starting on the root note A. A minor is the relative major key to C Major and you could play the Am pentatonic over a chord progression in the Key of C. Also, it's a common starting point for learning the pentatonic since the key of C Major has no sharp or flat notes to throw new players for a loop. The note on the 5th fret of the 6th (low E) string, is A and the root of this scale in the lesson. I hope this helps a little! I just saw this one. Cheers!
 

gissoe

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I'm practicing the scale with a metronome right now, and it's going alright. What tempo would you recommend before moving to the next lesson? I can play the scale quite comfortably on 60 bpm right now
 

Christian J.S. Schulze Aguiar

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I'm practicing the scale with a metronome right now, and it's going alright. What tempo would you recommend before moving to the next lesson? I can play the scale quite comfortably on 60 bpm right now
I would say keep going up speed. 1 note per beat at 60 is good. Go up 10 bpm and if that is comfortable keep going up!
 

Imactuallyadrummer

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I'm practicing the scale with a metronome right now, and it's going alright. What tempo would you recommend before moving to the next lesson? I can play the scale quite comfortably on 60 bpm right now
Honestly I think it’s perfectly fine to move to the next lesson before 100% nailing everything in it. just remember to not forget about it.

Just like in school you don’t only go to the next lesson when you’ve mastered one lecture or chapter, you move on but review your notes (or in this case practice the previous lessons).

plus some things come together and make more sense as you move on. or while you are learning and absorbing the new lessons you’ve already unintentionally improved for the previous one
 
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gissoe

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Honestly I think it’s perfectly fine to move to the next lesson before 100% nailing everything in it. just remember to not forget about it.

Just like in school you don’t only go to the next lesson when you’ve mastered one lecture or chapter, you move on but review your notes (or in this case practice the previous lessons).

plus some things come together and make more sense as you move on. or while you are learning and absorbing the new lessons you’ve already unintentionally improved for the previous one
That is actually really solid advice. I'm following the lessons and it's going quite alright, but sometimes I'm not sure if I'm ready to move on yet. This helps a lot! Thank you very much.
 
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travislanders

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Clicking the link to the metronome says the page does not exist. Not sure if that's just the link form this lesson or the whole thing.