Pentatonic Training Goal
To start our explorations into 6ths in C, G, & D, let's begin with some simple interval math.
When we add tones to G Major Pentatonic, we get different Major type modes. We will add F-C, F#-C, & F#-C#. Each of these 3 hold one of the locations for Major chords in the Major key system. [V, I, IV, in the order below]. There are other possibilities too. We are staying within the derivatives of the Major key system.
Here's the A flat Major scale in P1. It's the G scale form moved up one fret. This scale has 2 tones on string 3. The G on string 4 can also be played on the string 3, behind the root, which would put 2 tones on string 4. This is your choice. Try both. A flat is the "opposite" of A Major. A Major has 3 sharps (F♯, C♯, G♯). In A flat, the F, C, & G are naturals. In A flat, all of the flats (B♭, E♭, A♭, D♭) are naturals in the key of A Major. Play the scale, academically, as shown in the tab. This scale form can be played in this manner, in every position, and thus every key.