The Extended Pentatonic Scale Pattern
The reason I had the patterns laid out as I did was because of the extended pattern most people seem to learn
The light grey circles are attached to the so-called "root position" pattern on the 5th fret (dark grey
The extended patterns need hand (position) shifts to cover 2 extra patterns either side of the "root
This pattern is for A Minor which relates to C major. No sharps or flats.
Extended Box H 2-String Shape
Also note that the red box shapes are all exactly the same.
That's because they are the same notes, of course.
And each of these shapes contain the 5 notes of the A minor pentatonic scale starting on G... G A C D E
Try mapping out some of your own "shapes" and find where they map out over the entire fretboard.
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For example, try the rectangle shape to help you understand how the pentatonic scale really works on the guitar
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