Fill Riffs with the 5th Position G Minor Pentatonic Scale
Lesson ID: A0092

Up to this point, we’ve studied how you can use the 5th position major scale notes to create country and bluegrass riffs. Next, to make your riffs sound even more country, you need to mix in the 5th position G minor pentatonic scale. In this lesson video, we’re going to learn the 5th position of the G minor pentatonic scale and I’ll show you how to use it with your fill riffs and chord embellishments. In my opinion, the 5th position of the G minor pentatonic scale is the second most important position of the pentatonic scales when you’re playing country and bluegrass.

Lesson Video

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Lesson Overview
02:15 min Scale Chart Breakdown
10:04 min Switching Between Major & Minor Pentatonics
14:21 min 5th Position G Minor Pentatonic Scale
16:33 min “Man of Constant Sorrow” Fill Riffs

Acoustic Fill Riffs 5th position G minor pentatonic scale - Beginner Country Bluegrass Guitar Lesson

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G Minor Pentatonic Scale

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G Major Pentatonic Scale

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G Minor Pentatonic Scale

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