The Minor Pentatonic Scale: Fingering 1

In this lesson we’re going to take a look at the first fingering of the minor pentatonic scale. This is one of the most important scale fingerings that you need to master. Why? Because there are a vast number of rock guitar licks that use it!

Please check out the scale diagram below. It shows fingering one written out in the key of E…

E Minor Pentatonic Scale: Fingering 1

E Minor Pentatonic: Fingering 1

The numbers I’ve written on the diagram shown are the scale degrees of the minor pentatonic scale. Although it’s not absolutely essential to memorize all the scale degrees on the diagram, it is critical to memorize the locations of the root notes. These are represented by the 1‘s on the diagram, and knowing where they are located within the fingering will allow you to move the fingering to new keys. This is really important unless you intend to only solo using E Minor Pentatonic! :-)

Please take a few minutes now to watch the video below…

VIDEO: Demonstration Of E Minor Pentatonic Fingering 1

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