Thursday, August 27, 2009

Devil Went Down to Georgia Tab Pentatonic Patterns Blues Scale Songs



“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by Charlie Daniels Band has a great minor pentatonic blues scale riff at 1:34. It has been adapted for guitar in three different pentatonic positions in the tabs below. Suitable for beginner to intermediate level guitar players who want to use the scale patterns taught in Fretboard Theory and Getting Started with the Pentatonic Scale DVD.

D minor pentatonic pattern 2
E----------------------------------|
B------------3---------------------|
G------0-1-2---2-1-0---0-1-2---0---|
D--0-3---------------3-------3---3-|
A----------------------------------|
E----------------------------------|

D minor pentatonic pattern 4
E----------------------------------|
B----------------------------------|
G------------7---------------------|
D------5-6-7---7-6-5---5-6-7---5---|
A--5-8---------------8-------8---8-|
E----------------------------------|


D minor pentatonic pattern 1
E--------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------12-------------------------------|
A--------10-11-12----12-11-10----10-11-12----10----|
E--10-13----------------------13----------13----13-|



CAN'T READ THIS TAB? You can also view it here: http://guitar-music-theory.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=439

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dueling Pianos International (2008 Short Demo)



For those of you who are gigging, remember that all the knowledge in the world about Guitar Theory can not necessarily compensate for being a great entertainer! I'd recommend going to a Dueling Piano show to steal some tricks of the trade to incorporate into your own show.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

When to Use Pentatonic Verse Major Scale Patterns

"When guitar soloing, how do I know when to use a pentatonic scale or major scale?"


As taught in Fretboard Theory, each chord, progression or song has a corresponding pentatonic and major scale that can be played over it. It's your choice whether you use one over the other or combine them. If you're trying to copy a song, then follow what the song does. Minor scales use the same patterns as major scales.