Play the Minor Pentatonic Scale

How To : Play the minor pentatonic scale on your guitar

Justin teaches us how to play the minor pentatonic scale in this tutorial. This is a useful scale that you will use as long as you play the guitar. Start with your first finger in the fifth fret of the thickest string. Play A, then reach up with your fourth finger in the eight ...more

How To : Play the minor pentatonic scale on guitar

This how to video explains a bit about the minor pentatonic scale and the chords it gets played over on the electric guitar. This is an easy scale to learn and is the basis for most blues music. Watch this tutorial and you will be playing minor pentatonic scales on the guitar ...more

How To : Bend notes when playing a minor pentatonic scale

In this how to video, you will learn to use the pentatonic scale and bend notes. First, you must remember that your bend must reach another note in the scale. When bending, you are bring the fret to your finger rather than sliding up to it. You must use your ear to make sure i ...more

How To : Play 5 positions of the minor pentatonic scale

This how to video shows you the five positions of the minor pentatonic scale and the various common fingerings for each on the guitar. The minor pentatonic scale is often used in blues music. Watch this tutorial and you will be playing the 5 positions of the minor pentatonic s ...more

How To : Play a minor pentatonic pattern on acoustic guitar

This is an excellent video on to play a minor pentatonic pattern on your acoustic guitar. This video is perfect for beginners as instructor Justin Sandercoe gives you some great tools and tips on making your guitar playing a bit easier. You'll also learn how to create interest ...more

How To : Learn chord progression in A Minor pentatonic scale

This video details the A Minor Blues Scale and cycles through a few examples of easy Blues Licks and Chord Progressions. Peter Vogl takes the viewer and/or Guitar Novice through the A Minor Scale, easy up-close camera work allows the individual fingering to be seen easily.

How To : Play pentatonic scale boxes on the guitar

Do you dream of standing on stage in front of millions of fans with a guitar in your hand? You could make this dream come true, if only you could play the guitar! This guitar tutorial series from Robert Renman teaches you the basics of guitar playing along with a few beginner ...more

How To : Play the harmonic minor scale on the piano

This tutorial teaches you how to play the harmonic minor scale on the piano, which is important because the scale is featured in many songs. Some things to remember: the seventh note is the leading note, and the first note of the scale is what the scale is named after. Check ...more

How To : Play the melodic minor scale on the piano

What's the difference between a harmonic minor scale and a melodic minor scale? Well, a melodic minor scale is the scale you'll play that acts as the main tune, or melody, of a song, while a harmonic minor scale is the scale you'll play to harmonize or complement the melodic t ...more

How To : Play an A minor pentatonic riff on electric guitar

Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, that they are not so much about rote repetition as making available to the guitarist ...more

How To : Play a G minor pentatonic riff on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play the A minor scale on the piano for beginners

Major scales give a song harmony, peace, and coherence, but minor scales (often thought of as their sour cousin) add interest. Which is why even popular pop songs commonly inject key changes to let rip a minor scale that sends the song from boring to Billboard. If you're inte ...more

How To : Play an A minor scale arpeggio on the violin

The violin is one of the most important melodic instruments in history. Learn A Minor scale arpeggios on it in this free video clip series. Play an A minor scale arpeggio on the violin - Part 1 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Play an A minor scale ...more

How To : Play the C minor blues scale on the piano

This video shows a musicians hands as he explains and demonstrates how to play the C minor blues scale. The notes in the scale are: C, E-flat, F, G-flat, G, B-flat, C. He then explains the fingering: 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3. He demonstrates different patterns with the left and rig ...more

How To : Play the G melodic minor scale on the violin

Have you wanted to be a great violinist? Take some important first steps with these free video clips on playing violin in G melodic minor. Play the G melodic minor scale on the violin - Part 1 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Play the G melodic min ...more

How To : Play the melodic F minor scale on the violin

Have you wanted to be a great violinist? Take some important first steps with these free video clips on playing violin in F melodic minor. Play the melodic F minor scale on the violin - Part 1 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Play the melodic F min ...more

How To : Play guitar scales in 3rds

In this guitar lesson you will learn how to play scales in thirds for a killer sound and riffs. Demonstrated here with minor pentatonic scale and the major scale.

How To : Solo over a D major tune

This lesson soloing. This chord progression has been used to create many, many hits in just about every genre of popular music. During this lesson, we will investigate the D major pentatonic scale. You may still use the D minor pentatonic scale, but the best players can switch ...more

How To : Play lead guitar like a professional

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play lead guitar. Lead guitar plays melody lines, instrumental fill passages, and guitar solos. When learning to play the lead guitar, the first thing that users should do is to start by playing the minor pentatonic scale, which can ...more

How To : Play the bass guitar for beginners

This video shows in great detail how to slap the strings of a bass guitar with the thumb or pop the strings with the finger. The various angles of the video make it easy for a viewer to see what it looks like as they slap or pop the guitar, especially the over the shoulder ang ...more

How To : Play pentatonic legato on guitar like Paul Gilbert

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How To : Play solos on the acoustic guitar

This two part series teaches how to improvise playing solos. First we'll review the basic 12 notes of the scale, which we need to know in order to begin working with keys and lead guitar scale patterns. I'll explain how the 12 notes of the scale relate to the guitar fretboard. ...more

How To : Play A Simple Blues Lead Guitar Lick

There is a lot of mystery and voodoo surrounding blues guitar these days. With the common opinion claiming that in order to play the blues you have to really feel the music and respond with your playing. While this is certainly the case when improvising, I would argue that a g ...more

How To : Play two signature Blues licks on the guitar

Sure, you can play minor pentatonic over the Blues all day and probably almost get away with it in a live setting. But if you want to play like the greats, you've gotta learn their licks! In this video you will learn two signature Blues licks that almost every player knows, th ...more

How To : Apply the CAGED system over minor chords

The CAGED system is an amazing way of organizing the fretboard to allow you to find any chord on any place of the neck and instantly have a shape to play on, a scale, a triad and even an arpeggio. In this video you learn how to apply the method with minor chords as opposed to ...more

How To : Play and use the Dorian mode on Guitar

Dorian mode is the second mode of the seven modes to learn and is also, in a way, natural minor with a major sixth note of the scale instead of the minor sixth. You can use it over a minor chord progression over the four chord if it's a dominant, among other things. In this vi ...more

How To : Play D minor scales on the ukulele

There's no getting around it: if you want to get good at playing the ukulele or any other instrument, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash in free uke lessons, like this one from Ukulele Live, which make the task not only easy but fun. This clip, in part ...more

How To : Play E minor scales on the ukulele

There's no getting around it: if you want to get good at playing the ukulele or any other instrument, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash in free uke lessons, like this one from Ukulele Live, which make the task not only easy but fun. This clip, in part ...more

How To : Play A minor scales on the ukulele

There's no getting around it: if you want to get good at playing the ukulele or any other instrument, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash in free uke lessons, like this one from Ukulele Live, which make the task not only easy but fun. This clip, in part ...more

How To : Use legato patterns to play pentatonic scales

This advanced guitar lesson video demonstrates how to use legato patterns to increase the speed with which you play pentatonic scales. These techniques can be used for any pentatonic scale, and should really help you improve your playing of these important scales on electric g ...more

How To : Play minor scales on the piano

Minor modes use the same set of key signatures as major modes; whichever signature corresponds to the step pattern of the natural minor scale is considered the key signature for that minor mode. Here, Pete Sears explains how to play minor scales on the piano.

How To : Improve your picking speed

Improve your technique and picking speed and prepare yourself for lightning fast solos and complicated melody lines by practicing this killin' 16th note Minor Pentatonic Scale exercise.

How To : Play F melodic minor licks

In this lesson, we're going to experiment with the melodic minor scale. We will be jamming on a one chord, Bb7 vamp. If you are not familiar with the melodic minor scale, you should practice it because it is useful in so many more situations than just this video. Play F melodi ...more

How To : Play "Cumberland Gap" on the banjo

David Cavage breaks down "Cumberland Gap" on the 5-string banjo so you can you understand and play it easily, while he also lectures on the pentatonic scale and other necessities. This is a 10 part tutorial. For more instructional banjo videos, search WonderHowTo for musicmoo ...more

How To : Play the dorian mode on the piano

Nate Bosch teach us about the second mode of the major scale called ,,The Dorian Mode". On a C major scale he gonna play the notes found on that scale but starting from the second note of the scale called the second mode of the Dorian mode, playing all the notes starting from ...more

How to Play blues guitar : A major and A minor licks

In this video, we learn how to play blues guitar: A major and A minor licks. Start by turning on your metronome and playing various A minor and A major chord licks and phrases. Play in pentatonic as you are doing the different licks so you can hear a difference between how the ...more

How To : Play movable pentatonic licks

This lesson will use the same lick at three different positions on the guitar with each one using a different scale. The first lick will use the Gm Pentatonic Scale. The next lick uses the Cm Pentatonic Scale. The next lick uses the Dm Pentatonic Scale. All of these licks can ...more

How To : Play the phrygian mode on the piano

Nate Bosch with Piano Lessons demonstrates how to play the phrygian mode on a piano. The phyrgian mode is the third mode of the major scale. Take the C major scale. The phyrgian mode will start on the third note of that scale, which is E, and contain the same notes as the C ma ...more

How To : Play minor blues licks

In this lesson by Jody Worrell we'll learn a lick straight out of the A Minor Blues Scale. It's got some twists and turns in it that make it have a really sophisticated sound.

How To : Play the Dorian scale on the guitar

Do you dream of standing on stage in front of millions of fans with a guitar in your hand? You could make this dream come true, if only you could play the guitar! This guitar tutorial series from Robert Renman teaches you the basics of guitar playing along with a few beginner ...more

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