Pentatonic Scale Patterns (Fretboard Theory Chapter 2)

Play Riffs and Solos with the Pentatonic Scale

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What is this course?

This course is Chapter 2 from Fretboard Theory Video Pro Pack.

Why is this chapter being sold separately?

Because some students want to learn how to play riffs and solos using scale patterns, which is taught in Fretboard Theory Chapter 2, but they're not ready to invest in the full Fretboard Theory program.

Why the pentatonic scale?

The pentatonic scale is one of the most widely used scales for playing melodies, riffs, solos, and even bass lines on guitar. Many of music's most iconic guitar riffs and solos are played using pentatonic patterns. Hendrix, Clapton, Page and more used the pentatonic scale.

Today, modern guitar heroes such as John Mayer and Joe Bonamassa bring the house down by firing off pentatonic scale licks from their guitar fretboards to thousands of cheering fans.

If you're beyond the beginning stages of learning guitar and you aspire to riff and jam like the pros, you absolutely MUST learn pentatonic scales.


Before you can take the stage and melt faces with your awesome solos, you need to understand what the pentatonic scale is, how its patterns get played on the fretboard, and—most importantly—how to properly apply the scale to music.

This pentatonic video is far more than just a lesson on playing pentatonic scale shapes. A large portion of the instruction focuses on how the pentatonic scale is applied to music. The instruction also includes countless references to popular songs so you can easily connect what you learn to something familiar. After completing the lessons, you'll be well on your way to playing the famous riffs that caused you to fall in love with the sound of the guitar. And you'll have the know-how to write your own catchy riffs, improvise melodies at will, and create your own solos. You will see music in a whole new light and take control of your guitar playing in a whole new way.

Playing pentatonic scale patterns is one of the best ways to get to know the fretboard and increase your playing skills.

As you learn the pentatonic scale patterns and apply them to music, you make use of the whole guitar fretboard. No more letting any area of the neck go to waste. Playing the scale patterns is one of the best ways to increase your finger and hand dexterity too. Your fingers will become stronger and more coordinated. You’ll also develop alternate picking skills and improve the synchronization of your hands.

Sooo many songs use the pentatonic scale.

In order to put the pentatonic scale patterns to use, you need to play familiar songs with them. To help you do this, I have put together a list of online resources you can use to pull up songs, tabs, and backing tracks. You won't be left wondering which songs use the pentatonic scale, and you won't need to figure out the songs on your own. I have done the leg work for you so you can focus on playing.

Course Contents

  • 73 minutes of video instruction
  • Neck diagrams and tablature
  • The best pentatonic song resource list you'll ever find
  • Free email support

Get everything you need to master the pentatonic scale all in one place.

Stop wasting endless hours searching the Internet hoping to find the pieces needed to put the pentatonic puzzle together. This instruction contains everything you need all in one spot so you can get the patterns down quickly and begin to make music easily.

You're only a moment away from laying the foundation needed to take your guitar playing to the next level. If you're ready to begin riffing and jamming like the pros, enroll now!

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About Fretboard Theory

This pentatonic instruction is Chapter 2 from the larger program, Fretboard Theory Video Pro Pack. With this option of purchasing only Chapter 2, you can focus on the pentatonic scale without spending the money on the full Fretboard Theory series, which includes instruction on a variety of subjects. If after completing the pentatonic instruction you would like the rest of the Fretboard Theory chapters, just let me know and I’ll knock what you have already paid off the price. 😉

Added Bonus

As an added bonus when you buy the pentatonic instruction, you also get Fretboard Theory Chapter 1. Chapter 1 will teach you the notes on the fretboard. This will help you navigate the neck better as you play the pentatonic patterns in Chapter 2.

Are you ready to rock? See you inside the course!

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What do I need to know before beginning this course?
You should be beyond the basics and able to play complete songs using basic chords.
Can I take this course using only an acoustic guitar?
Yes, you can use an acoustic guitar. You're able to do more on an electric, but you can get started with only an acoustic.

Your Instructor

Desi Serna
Desi Serna

Hailed as a “music-theory expert” by Rolling Stone magazine, Desi Serna is the author of several instructional guitar books and video courses. He hosts one of the most popular guitar podcasts on the Internet and has millions of views on YouTube. Desi is known for his practical, hands-on approach to music teaching, with a focus on the guitar fretboard and emphasis on popular songs. He honed his craft through decades of teaching, performing, and publishing. He lives in the Nashville, Tennessee area, and works full-time managing his website and related content.

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