C Ext Pent
C Major Extended Pentatonic
Extending our C major scale above the third position creates some very useful symmetry on the neck. Our scale in this form allows us to get underneath our low C root which can help out a lot melodically speaking. It also ascends in a very symmetrical pattern which makes it easier to learn, apply and remember–I generally use only my index and ring fingers to play it. Playing a scale in extended form gives some interesting creative freedom–try using hammer ons and pull offs to shift around. As straight a scale exercise I suggest running this scale from the low C root (3rd fret, Astring) up to the highest note, then back down passing the root, then ending back on C. Click the scale image below to see it full size.
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