The Patterns to Success
Kenny




Hey you!!!!!

Believe it or not guitar scales are based upon 5 different
patterns. With these 5 patterns you can play all the modes
and with a little subtraction play pentatonics or with altering of a note or two any other scale.

Alot of people give up on guitar because scale books make it
seem like endless memorization of patterns and alot of
magazines give you useless measures of licks that are tired
or frankly you know or don't want to know.

Now your saying "but everyone plays differently"

Exactly they do....

but they are still playing the same notes.

If Mick Mars plays A Dorian and Jimmy Herring plays
A Dorian they will play it different but it is the
same pattern of notes on the board.

Same notes, Same overall pattern.

Now they may have learned it differently when it is split
into 5 parts but when connected it is the same.

These patterns will be presented in C Ionian but they are
moveable to change keys and of course these patterns are
ultimately connected. So pattern #1 will always come before
#2 and #2 will always come before #3 and #5 will always
come before #1 and so on.

For those who know these patterns, remember there is more
to come like soloing patterns within the patterns,
pattern adjustments, a variety of speed techniques and
of course arepeggios and the 5 chords within the scale.

Pattern #1

e------------------------------------------------3--5----
b-------------------------------------3-5-6--------------
g--------------------------2-4-5------------------------
d-----------------2-3-5----------------------------------
a---------2-3-5-------------------------------------------
e--3--5----------------------------------------------------


Pattern #2

e----------------------------------------------------5-7-8
b------------------------------------------5--6--8---------
g-------------------------------4--5--7-------------------
d------------------------5--7------------------------------
a-------------5--7--8--------------------------------------
e--5--7--8--------------------------------------------------


Pattern #3

e----------------------------------------------------7-8-10
b---------------------------------------------8--10--------
g-----------------------------------7--9--10---------------
d-----------------------7--9--10---------------------------
a-----------7--8--10---------------------------------------
e-7--8--10-------------------------------------------------


Pattern #4

e---------------------------------------------------10-12-13
b------------------------------------------10-12-13--------
g--------------------------------9-10-12------------------
d--------------------9-10-12----------------------------
a-----------10-12---------------------------------------
e-10-12-13-----------------------------------------------


Pattern #5

e---------------------------------------------------12-13-15
b-----------------------------------------12-13-15-----------
g---------------------------------12-14---------------------
d----------------------12-14-15-----------------------------
a-----------12-14-15----------------------------------------
e-12-13-15---------------------------------------------------


Well there ya go, Yeah I know you are probably familiar with
pattern #4 played another way and possibly pattern #1 as
well, but for our universal pattern study these are the
best choices.

Remember these are all in C Ionian and all patterns are moveable.

Believe me you can't do much without an understanding of
these 5 patterns.

Play em ascending descending, these are more than one scale
form across the board.

You may have heard someone say " Well he knows the patterns
but all he could do is play em fast." We will correct that
soon enough.

Make your practice techniques center around these scales.

Marty Friedman once said never play your practice techniques
in front of and audience. Well if your techniques are scale
driven they can be added.

till next time................try to enjoy the daylight.