MEAT & POTATOES: IONIAN MODE

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E pentatonic minor box shapes

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This issue of BLOGoZON demonstrates the E PENTATONIC MINOR SCALE box shapes.

The EDCAG octaves sequence is shown for E natural in the diagram that follows:-

EDCAG octaves E natural

GuitarPro6 E natural octaves

The diagram that follows shows all of the E pentatonic minor notes plotted over the 6-string guitar's fretboard in both the Guitar Pro and EDCAG octaves styles:-

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EDCAG octaves E pantatonic minor notes

As always a more long term solution to fretboard navigation is to see scales/arpeggios as INTERVAL shapes rather than note names - as these are universal to all scales, arpeggios and chords rather than specific to one particular root note - with this in mind the intervals for the E pentatonic minor are detailed below in the EDCAG octaves manner:-

EDCAG octaves E pentatonic minor intervals

The table and tabbed panel below details all five box shapes for the E pentatonic minor in the
EDCAG octaves style.


EDCAG octaves - E pentatonic minor box shapes

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