Play The Minor Pentatonic Scale In Any Key
You should be able to learn the five box patterns of the minor pentatonic scale from my other articles. What you might have trouble with is memorizing all the patterns in different keys. You’ll probably learn them in a couple of the commonly used keys.
You should be able to play the first box in any key because it starts at the root note on the sixth string, and you know all the notes of the sixth string now don’t you. The second box is easy too because it starts where the first box ends. The fifth box one octave lower ends where the first box starts so that’s not too bad either.
What do you do with all the other boxes if you’re playing in an unfamiliar key? What do you do if you’ve got to put together a solo in a key like F#, Ab, Eb, or some other less common key? How do you move up and down the fretboard in a key you’re not familiar with?
This is where this free ebook comes in. It shows you all the boxes of the minor pentatonic scale in every key including the sharps and flats. It doesn’t include any theory at all. It’s just a handy reference guide. Just pick the key you want and it will show you all the boxes and notes for the minor pentatonic scale for that key.
This is a Windows based program, sorry Mac users, that should work on any computer that has Windows 95 or above and Internet Explorer 4 or above. Just right click the link below and select save as to download to your computer, unzip and run the file, and follow the instructions to install it on your computer.