Watch the 50 All-Purpose Pentatonic online guitar lesson by James Hogan from 50 All-Purpose Pentatonic Licks

Before we get started I want to be sure that you have charts for the 5 positions of the Major and Minor pentatonic scales on guitar. If you notice, these scale shapes are exactly the same! This is due to Relative Major and Relative minor harmony. For instance, C major pentatonic (C,D,E,G,A) shares the same notes as A minor pentatonic. (A,C,D,E,G) In regard to the scale shapes & positions on guitar, position I of A minor pentatonic is the same as Position V of C Major pentatonic. Position II of A minor pentatonic is the same as Position I of C Major pentatonic. Position III of A minor pentatonic is the same as Position II of C Major Pentatonic, etc. You only have to learn 5 shapes! In this course we will be basing all of the licks off of the root note "A" to keep things simple theory wise. I've set up the course so that we work up through each position of these scales in order. Makes sense right? Have fun!