A neat trick to remember pentatonics

The Cmaj chord in guitar, with bass in G

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The minor pentatonic must be the most widely used scale when it comes to soloing and improvisation. There are many methods to learn it, usually involving boxes around the fretboard. I recently discovered a better method.

The minor pentatonic has only 5 notes, and its shape is really simple. It’s just a cross:

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