Major Pentatonic Scale Video Lesson series from the archive

Discussion in 'Playing and Technique' started by Mark Wein, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. OOG

    OOG Member

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    the 3 note 2 note thing is something i've been teaching for quite a while with great deal of success for my students

    but i don't teach it only as a major scale
    since every major scale has a relative minor that's root is 1 and 1/2 steps down
    or the 6th of the major such as in C major and A minor
    it's 2 scales
    a major whose one or root is the 1st note on the 3 note string
    AND
    a minor whose one or root is the 2nd note on a 2 note string

    same fingering
    just looking at it from a different point of view
     
  2. Mark Wein

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    Most definitely! I don't keep the terminology consistent like I should, but I use the same idea in my Minor Pentatonic scale lesson #2:

    http://markweinguitarlessons.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=35


    I call it an "Extended home position minor scale" but its the same fingering...you're making me think that I should mention the similarity, though...
     
  3. OOG

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    depends on the student

    if one wants to learn how music works and, if they're willing, that's a BIG part of my job

    the relative major/minor relationship is a big step forward

    above all
    i strive to keep it simple
    and i think the less terminology/catch phrases
    the better

    students tend to get hung up trying to remember what things are called
    rather than what they are, where they fit in,
    and
    most importantly
    >how they sound<
     

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