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Watch more Beginner Guitar Lessons videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn the pentatonic scale: pattern 1 with major scale over the top in this video from Howcast's How to Play Guitar: Beginners series. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Now we know how to play the pentatonic scales. So what does that mean, pentatonic? Well, "penta-" is 5, pentatonic, and "-tonic" means notes, so 5-note scales. So if you've noticed, we've only really been playing 5 notes over and over again. Now what we're going to try and introduce are the major scale. And you know that - you've heard this all your life: Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti, Do. Now what we're going to do instead of just learning a million scales all over the place, let's be practical and let's learn it over what we already know. Let's stick with A minor - that's what we've been working with this whole time. So on the 6th string I'm going to find A and I'm going to put my 1st finger on it and now I know I'm in minor. And we know now that we can use our very first pentatonic scale. We know that we can extend it, but now I want to try to introduce some of those major notes. So the pattern is: 1, 3, 4, 1, 3, 4. Now, this one's going to be a little tricky; we're going to go 1, 3, and then 4 but notice that I've stretched across 5 frets here, so 1, 3, 4. Then, here on the 3rd string we're going to do 1, 3, 1, 2, 4, 1, 3, 4 - and of course you can go backwards. And there you go - there's there major/minor scale over the pentatonic pattern number 1.
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