In this lesson i show you how to get more out of playing your standard pentatonic scale position.
Did you know that by playing your normal pentatonic scale pattern a whole step higher (2 Frets), you will be adding the Dorian Note ( Major 6th Interval) to the solos.
Please watch the video lesson as i demonstrate how and why this works.
First lets look at the notes of the Am pentatonic scale
A C D E G A
A = Root, C = Flat 3rd, D = 4th, E = 5th, G = Flat 7th
So lets now look at the A Dorian scale
A B C D E F# G A
A Dorian is the second mode of the G Major scale hence the reason why we have the F# in the scale.
Here is is on the fret board.
A = Root, B = 2nd, C = flat 3rd, D = 4th, E = 5th, F# = Maj6th, G = flat 7th
Okay here is the fun part, if we move the pentatonic scale position up a whole step (2 frets then play the scale we now have access to the B note ( 2nd) and more importantly the F# (Maj 6th) which is the Dorian note.
Now lets see the the two scales side by side on the fretboard.
So by moving between the the 2 position you can play the Dorian mode by using the familiar pentationic scale.
To help you practice and get used to the sound of the Dorian mode i have a backing track that is great for playing practising using the method.
Have fun see you again soon.