dansm's guitar scale lessons
the first mode
the first note of the pentatonic major scale
the first mode is based on the first note of the pentatonic major scale.
in g, the first mode looks like this (standard notation and one-string tab):




the scale box for the first mode looks like this:



to play this scale in g, play the box with the first note at the third fret. since this is the first mode of the pentatonic major scale, this is also the pentatonic major scale, played from root to root.
on to the second mode

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