Watch the Pentatonic Palletes for Jazz Guitar online guitar lesson by Sean McGowan from Pentatonic Palettes for Jazz Guitar

Hi, I'm Sean McGowan and welcome to Pentatonic Palettes for Jazz Guitar! The pentatonic scale is typically the first scale we learn to play on the guitar, and integrating pentatonic scales into traditional bebop vocabulary is a powerful way to add vibrant colors and rich sonic textures to your jazz improvisation.

I've organized this course into four sections. In the first section, we'll begin exploring the major pentatonic and its inversions, including the minor pentatonic scale.

Section Two covers some lesser known pentatonics that will add a colorful dimension to your soloing. In the third section, we'll cover various ii-V-I progressions and pentatonic applications.

In the last section, we'll put all the concepts to work over six études, based on classic jazz standards, modern modal progressions, and traditional jazz blues.

I'll perform each étude and then break it down for you in detail, explaining all of the core concepts and approaches as we go. You'll have charts, standard notation, tabs, and all of the rhythm tracks to work with along the way. And, you can loop or slow down any of the performances, so you can work with these materials at your own pace. OK now, grab your guitar and let's get started!