Watch the Week 3: Root 5 & Root 6 Major Pentatonic online guitar lesson by Kelly Richey from Building A Strong Blues Foundation

Root 5 & Root 6 Major Pentatonic

Note: Major pentatonic scales look the same as minor pentatonic scales but they root note is located in a different place. The focus of this series is predominantly on minor pentatonics, but we will touch major pentatonics in week eight. Major pentatonics can be used to play blues and can be woven into the minor pentatonics to create a hybrid pentatonic sound. Major pentatonics are often used in country music, southern rock, and songs that are in major keys with a melodic melody line.