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




the scale box for the second mode looks like this:



to play this scale in e minor, play the box with the first note at the third fret. this scale box has a pattern identical to the first mode of the pentatonic major scale, but the root and fifth appear in different places.
on to the third mode

back to the first mode

back to the pentatonic minor scale

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