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Watch the The Five Regions online guitar lesson by Sean McGowan from Pentatonic Palettes for Jazz Guitar

Let's take it to the next level by exploring the five regions, or inversions, of the major pentatonic scale. One reason why the pentatonic scale corresponds so nicely with the guitar is that there are five notes, and therefore inversions, of the scale. And there are five basic regions or positions of the fretboard that repeat after an octave (those familiar with the CAGED system will be familiar with this way of thinking). The first and fifth inversions (major & minor pentatonic) are very familiar; now let's learn and understand the second, third, and fourth inversions and regions.