D-Shape Major Pentatonic (Layer 5)

Pentatonic Jigsaw Pieces

Each pentatonic pattern that we'll study has two notes upon each string, a ‘lower’ note and an ‘upper’ note (on a higher fret towards the guitar body).

The ‘upper’ notes of the E-shape major pentatonic becomes the ‘lower’ note of the D-shape major pentatonic. These ‘box’ patterns connect like jigsaw pieces!

Here is the D-shape major pentatonic scale pattern:

The way I play this does vary, as you see in the video, but my recommended fingering when getting started would be:

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