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: