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




the scale box for the third mode looks like this:



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