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




the scale box for the fifth mode looks like this:



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

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back to the pentatonic minor scale

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