How to play jam track to enjoy G major pentatonic will teach you how to play the G major pentatonic scale to discover melodic phrases. This lesson builds on the previous one where we learned the G minor pentatonic scale.
Notes And Fingering How To Play Jam Track to Enjoy G major Pentatonic
G major pentatonic scale has only 5 notes. They are G, B, C, D, and E. When you watch the video, you will notice that I used only the higher octave for the notes to play the melodic phrases. Some of the notes don’t harmonize well with the chords in the jam track.
Watching the video will help you learn where to place your fingers for the best results. Doing so will help you learn how to play jam track to enjoy G major pentatonic. This is important too, just like learning the names of the notes. Learning and practicing with correct fingering helps you more easily find where the notes and the fingers line up more naturally. Placing your fingers on the strings in an organized way means you can make progress faster and find the learning process more enjoyable overall.
Keep your practice short at this point. Five solid minutes of playing is all you really need to train your mind to remember and give your finger callouses a chance to catch up. This is how to play jam track to enjoy G major pentatonic.
How I Made the Jam Track
I used Garage Band as the main digital audio platform. Repetition is important when learning scales and drilling on basic fingering patterns. The easiest way to build the track was to use loops that by their very nature repeat. I added the electric piano part by hand. The chords I used were G, F, and C. I had to transpose the loop so the G major pentatonic scale would work harmonically too.
Garage Band is available on Apple computers. Making a jam track is something you could do also. It’s a great way to practice and get the feel of what it is like to play with others in a band. This is another way to learn how to play jam track to enjoy G major pentatonic.
How to play jam track to enjoy G major pentatonic works better if you practice slowly. Say the names of the notes as you play them until you know them well enough to play over the track. This is Lesson 9 of my 10 lesson curriculum. To review earlier lessons check the other blog posts in this series.