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Pentatonic "Megabox" Patterns
« on: October 31, 2013, 09:06:42 PM »
A "Megabox" pattern in the simpliest terms is a pattern created by sticking TWO pentatonic "BOX" patterns together. For example, you don't just play in ONE box position, but you play in two at the same time. So you take patterns 1 and 2 of any pentatonic scale for example and "mash" them together to create one long scale. Anyone familiar with this concept? If so, discuss. If not.....Well, you know what the next lesson is going to be. After which I will post a lesson consisting of some licks in whatever key and we will take them and start constructing a solo.


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Re: Pentatonic "Megabox" Patterns
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 11:59:09 AM »
Sweet! Nice to see you posting man, can always use more lessons!

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Re: Pentatonic "Megabox" Patterns
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2013, 08:32:26 PM »
Sweet! Nice to see you posting man, can always use more lessons!
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Re: Pentatonic "Megabox" Patterns
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 11:23:58 AM »
I have more free time on my hands during the day since I work nights. I should post more of these.
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Re: Pentatonic "Megabox" Patterns
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 11:41:28 AM »
Here is a "Megabox" pattern created by taking the A Minor pentatonic and combining the first and second "box" patterns to create one huge box pattern. Remember all we did was take the first two positions of A minor pentatonic and get rid of the repeating notes.

A minor Pentatonic Box pattern #1

 --------------------------3-5----------------------------------
 ---------------------3-5---------------------------------------
 ----------------2-5--------------------------------------------
 -----------2-5-------------------------------------------------
 ------3-5------------------------------------------------------
 -3-5-----------------------------------------------------------

A minor Pentatonic box pattern #2:

 --------------------------5-8----------------------------------
 ---------------------5-8---------------------------------------
 ----------------5-7--------------------------------------------
 -----------5-7-------------------------------------------------
 ------5-7------------------------------------------------------
 -5-8-----------------------------------------------------------

"Megabox" created from box patterns 1 & 2:

 -----------------------------------3-5-8------------------------
 -----------------------------3-5-8------------------------------
 ----------------------2-5-7-------------------------------------
 ---------------2-5-7--------------------------------------------
 --------3-5-7---------------------------------------------------
 -3-5-8----------------------------------------------------------

As you can see all we really did was take the first two notes from the each string in the first position and added the last note of each pattern from the second position. If you really wanted to get crazy you can combine THREE box positions to create FOUR note per string runs. But there you have it a useful tip to combine pentatonic box patterns to add more notes and options. It is also a cool way to create long single note runs. Enjoy!
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