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Building The Major Pentaonic Scale - Demonstration is a video guitar lesson presented by Jason Loughlin and is sourced from Blues Connections: Major.
First let's look at the major pentatonic formula: Root-2-3-5-6. We're going to build the scale off of a single string so we can see the intervallic relationships between the scale degrees. You can create a major pentatonic off of any note if you follow this formula: whole-whole-minor 3rd-whole-minor 3rd. A minor 3rd is one and half steps. As you're going through the scale, focus more on what scale degree you're on rather than the note's name.