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Learn the E Major Pentatonic Guitar Scale

The major pentatonic is used where ever you might find the minor pentatonic. The major pentatonic sounds happier, and more upbeat than the minor pentatonic, but can still be used in a rock context. This scale sounds good over major chords, and power chords. You can use this in jazz, country and ballads. Its a cool scale. Learn this one as well as the Minor Pentatonic Scale. Also, try mixing the Major and Minor Pentatonic scales over blues chords and it sounds really good. BB King uses the Major Pentatonic a lot.

Start in position 1. The numbers on the scale are the fingers you should use for that note. The squares represent the root note, which in this case of course will be E. The following diagrams show the E Major Pentatonic Scale in all the fret board positions.

Learning scales is vital for playing good lead guitar.

 

 

My guitar and amp collection

My Yamaha Pacifica

The Yamaha Pacifica is a great “first buy” guitar. Read any guitar reviews and they will tell you the same as I am saying. It is awsome value for money. This was my first guitar and I still love playing it now. If you wondering which guitar to buy and you are serious about learning how to play then this guitar stands head and shoulders above the competition.

Yamaha pacifica

 My Fender Telecaster

Fender Telecaster 

My PRS Singlecut

PRS Singlecut

 

My fantastic Garrison guitar

Garrison guitars were bought by Gibson in 2007. It’s got a lovely sound and I can recommend them.

My guitar amps

Fender Blues Junior

I love my Fender Blues Junior. It is a 15 watt valve amp, but don’t be fooled by the 15 watt tag as this is a very loud amp ! With this amp you will get lovely warm tones as you would expect with a valve amp. In my opinion you can’t beat a valve amp for tone. Put a valve amp up against most digital modelling amps and there is only one winner ! Valve amps are very versitile in that you can put any number of effects pedals in between your amp and your guitar and achieve any tones and special effects that you want.

Fender blues junior

 

Listen to a Youtube demo of the Fender Blues Junior

My Vox Valvetronix AD50VT

 

Vox Valvetronix 50 watt ampVox  Valvetronix controls