E minor • G Major Pentatonic in P1
We have a choice on which position we play this. If played in P1, we use the 2 and 3 fingers. If in P2, the 1’s and 2’s. Try it with both fingerings. Play through the scale above alpha-tone order [in order, as written]. Prepare for the next tone in both the picking and fretting hand. Think ahead.
For all scales, at the base level, we will play them in 8th notes for training. There are endless exercises we can play with any scale. Our baseline will be 8ths at around 100 on the metronome. Do this now…play the scale as 8th notes with metronome at 100. Drop to 80 if you aren’t totally accurate, then bump to 90, then to 100.
Once we have the scale in the hands, we experiment…improvise.