Major Pentatonic Scale Video Lesson series from the archive

OOG

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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
 

Mark Wein

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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
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...
 

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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