5 Simple Pentatonic Tricks to Play Jazz Rock Fusion


So after a question from Beeastman123 on Pentatonics and how to get a Jazz Rock Fusion sound from them I decided to create a new video on just the topic. I decided to write out 5 different tricks that you can apply with the Pentatonic scale (be it major or minor) and get a new, fresh, different sound from the scale we all know and love. The five tips are:

1. Modify the Pentatonic Scale

2. Move the Pentatonic Scale up or down a 1/2 step

3. Move the Pentatonic Scale up or down chromatically

4. Move the Pentatonic Scale up or down in minor 3rds

5. Use chromatics in between the Pentatonic Scale

Link to "Spicing up your pentatonics for a jazz-ier/outside sound.":

https://youtu.be/C7m49DMi38w

Link to "Spicing up your pentatonics for a jazzier/outside sound (part 2)":

https://youtu.be/B5MSFpSMt-c

Link to Matt Warnock's blog on Pentatonic scales: http://mattwarnockguitar.com/pentatonic-scales#mm

Min(maj7) Pentatonic

Dom11 Pentatonic

Min7(b5) Pentatonic

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